This section of the COVID-GBV Tracker chronicles analytical reports, essays, and expert-articles from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations world over. Reports are presented by organization.



Academic Studies

  • Agüero, J. M. (2020). COVID-19 and The Rise of Intimate Partner Violence (No. 2020-05). (Read)
  • al-Nagar, S., & Tønnessen, L. (2020). COVID-19 and the urgent need to protect Sudanese women against violence. (Read)
  • Alon, T. M., Doepke, M., Olmstead-Rumsey, J., & Tertilt, M. (2020). The impact of covid-19 on gender equality (No. w26947). National Bureau of Economic Research. (Read)
  • Betron, M., Gottert, A., Pulerwitz, J., Shattuck, D., & Stevanovic-Fenn, N. (2020). Men and COVID-19: Adding a gender lens. Global Public Health, 1-3. (Read)
  • Bouillon-Minois, J. B., Clinchamps, M., & Dutheil, F. (2020). Coronavirus and Quarantine: Catalysts of Domestic Violence. Violence against women, 1077801220935194. (Read)
  • Bradbury‐Jones, C., & Isham, L. (2020). The pandemic paradox: the consequences of COVID‐19 on domestic violence. Journal of clinical nursing. (Read)
  • Braune, I., Engler, S., Jannack, P., & Krewani, A. (2020). Gender in Crisis. Middle East-Topics & Arguments14, 05-13. (Read)
  • Campbell, A. M. (2020). An Increasing Risk of Family Violence during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Strengthening Community Collaborations to Save Lives. Forensic Science International: Reports, 100089. (Read)
  • CARE, CARE Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID 19 East, Central and Southern Africa (Read
  • CARE, COVID-19: Guidance Note on Gender-Based Violence Service Provision - Whole of Syria - April 2020 (Read)
  • Chalakkal, K. Increase in Domestic Violence against Women and Children during COVID-19. (Read)
  • Chandan, J. S., Taylor, J., Bradbury-Jones, C., Nirantharakumar, K., Kane, E., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2019). COVID-19: a public health approach to manage domestic violence is needed. The Lancet Public Health. (Read)
  • Colagrossi, M., Deiana, C., Geraci, A., & Giua, L. (2020). Hang Up on Stereotypes: Domestic Violence and Anti-Abuse Helpline CampaignAvailable at SSRN 3643922. (Read)
  • Cousins, S. (2020). COVID-19 has “devastating” effect on women and girls. The Lancet, 396(10247), 301-302 (Read)
  • de Paz, C., Muller, M., Munoz Boudet, A. M., & Gaddis, I. (2020). Gender Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Read)
  • Flowe, H. D., Rockowitz, S., Rockey, J., Kanja, W., KAMAU, C., Colloff, M., ... & Davies, K. (2020). Sexual and other forms of violence During the COVID-19 pandemic emergency in Kenya: Patterns of Violence and Impacts on Women and Girls. (Read)
  • Ghoshal, R. (2020). Twin public health emergencies: Covid-19 and domestic violence. Indian journal of medical ethics. (Read)
  • Harwood, J. (2020). Domestic Abuse and Covid-19: The Legal Challenges. (Read)
  • Johnson, K., Green, L., Volpellier, M., Kidenda, S., McHale, T., Naimer, K., & Mishori, R. (2020). The impact of COVID‐19 on services for people affected by sexual and gender‐based violence. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. (Read)
  • Joseph, S. J., Mishra, A., Bhandari, S. S., & Dutta, S. (2020). Intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in India: from psychiatric and forensic vantage points. Asian journal of psychiatry54, 102279. (Read)
  • Lund, R. G., Manica, S., & Manica, G. (2020). Collateral issues in times of covid-19: child abuse, domestic violence and femicide. RBOL-Revista Brasileira de Odontologia Legal. (Read)
  • Lynch, I., & Teagle, A. (2020). The COVID-19 impact on sexual-and reproductive-health rights and gender based violence. (Read)
  • MacKinnon, J., & Bremshey, A. (2020). Perspectives from a webinar: COVID-19 and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, (just-accepted), 1-5. (Read)
  • Mantovani, A., Dalbeni, A., & Beatrice, G. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): we don’t leave women alone. International Journal of Public Health, 1. (Read)
  • Matoori, S., Khurana, B., Balcom, M. C., Koh, D. M., Froehlich, J. M., Janssen, S., ... & Gutzeit, A. (2020). Intimate partner violence crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic: how can radiologists make a difference? (Read)
  • Mishra, S. COVID-19 Lockdown and Domestic Violence. Mahila Pratishtha, 37. (Read)
  • Mohan, V. T., Shivalingappa, B. P., & Pradeep, M. THE INCIDENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN INDIA DURING THE LOCKDOWN (COVID 19)-A GLANCE. (Read)
  • Morgan, A., Boxall, H., & Brown, R. (2020). The prevalence of domestic violence among women during the COVID-19 pandemic: Technical appendix. prevalence. (Read)
  • Nadoni, P. (2020). Domestic Violence Against Women And COVID-19, Lockdown. (Read)
  • Nagpal, D. (2020). Gendering the impact of COVID-19: Sexual and Reproductive Justice in South Asia. (Read)
  • Nair, V. S., & Banerjee, D. “The Cries behind the Closed Rooms”: Domestic Violence against Women during COVID-19, A Crisis Call. NIMHANS, Bangalore, India, 31. (Read)
  • Nazri, H. (2020). Countering Everyday Extremism Against Women: The Other Pandemic. (Read)
  • Peterman, A., Potts, A., O’Donnell, M., Thompson, K., Shah, N., Oertelt-Prigione, S., & van Gelder, N. (2020). Pandemics and violence against women and children. Center for Global Development Working Paper. (Read)
  • Perez-Brumer, A., & Silva-Santisteban, A. (2020). Covid-19 policies can perpetuate violence against transgender communities: insights from Peru. AIDS and behavior, 1. (Read)
  • Perez-Vincent, S., Carreras, E., Gibbons, M., Murphy, T. E., & Rossi, M. (2020). COVID-19 Lockdowns and Domestic Violence: Evidence from Two Studies in Argentina (No. 143). Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia. (Read)
  • Rauhaus, B. M., Sibila, D., & Johnson, A. F. (2020). Addressing the Increase of Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Need for Empathy, Care, and Social Equity in Collaborative Planning and Responses. The American Review of Public Administration, 0275074020942079. (Read)
  • Rossi, F. S., Shankar, M., Buckholdt, K., Bailey, Y., Israni, S. T., & Iverson, K. M. (2020). Trying times and trying out solutions: intimate partner violence screening and support for women veterans during CoViD-19. Journal of general internal medicine, 1-4. (Read)
  • Sharma, A., & Borah, S. B. (2020). Covid-19 and Domestic Violence: an Indirect Path to Social and Economic Crisis. Journal of Family Violence, 1-7. (Read)
  • Thomas, M. W., & Rajan, S. K. (2020).Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the wake of COVID-19 in India: a conceptual overview. (Read)
  • Usher, K., Bhullar, N., Durkin, J., Gyamfi, N., & Jackson, D. (2020). Family violence and COVID‐19: Increased vulnerability and reduced options for support. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (Read)
  • van Gelder, N., Peterman, A., Potts, A., O'Donnell, M., Thompson, K., Shah, N., & Oertelt-Prigione, S. (2020). COVID-19: Reducing the risk of infection might increase the risk of intimate partner violence. EClinicalMedicine. (Read)
  • Wang, Y., Pan, B., Liu, Y., Wilson, A., Ou, J., & Chen, R. (2020). Health care and mental health challenges for transgender individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. (Read)
  • Wenham, C., Smith, J., & Morgan, R. (2020). COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak. The Lancet395(10227), 846-848. (Read)
  • Westerheide, F. (2020). ADDRESSING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN* DURING AND BEYOND THE PANDEMIC. LOCKDOWN REPORT SPRING 2020, 51. (Read)
  • Wirtz, A. L., Poteat, T. C., Malik, M., & Glass, N. (2020). Gender-based violence against transgender people in the United States: a call for research and programming. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse21(2), 227-241. (Read)
Op-Eds

  • Stay Home, Stay Safe: Interrogating Violence in the Domestic Sphere (EPW, June 20, 2020) (Read
  • Rape as another pandemic (The Guardian, July 1, 2020) (Read
  • Around the world, women have fewer rights than men - and COVID-19 is making it worse (World Economic Forum, June 18, 2020) (Read)
  • Op-Ed | Trapped: A surge in domestic violence amid COVID-19 exposes dangerous gaps in justice system (Army, June 18, 2020) (Read
  • OPINION: Covid-19 – A triggering factor for domestic violence (The Himalayan Times, June 17, 2020) (Read
  • Urgent measures needed to provide SRH services during COVID-19 (The Jakarta Post, June 10, 2020) (Read
  • Women and girls must be at the center of Pakistan’s COVID-19 recovery (WorldBank Blog, June 9, 2020) (Read
  • Covid-19 has gifted us a chance to end gender-based violence. We must take it (The Guardian, May 30, 2020) (Read)
  • 10 lessons from the COVID-19 frontline for a more gender-equal world (WeForum, May 22, 2020) (Read
  • How Useful Are Calls to Domestic Abuse Helplines During Lockdown (The Quint, May 14, 2020) (Read)
  • Coronavirus is driving a domestic violence pandemic (Devex, April 21, 2020) (Read)
  • Managing Domestic Violence in a Work at Home World (Security Magazine, April 10, 2020) (Read)
  • Staying Home During a Pandemic Isn’t Safe For Everyone (Psychology Today, April 10, 2020) (Read)
  • Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down (Observer Research Foundation, April 8, 2020) (Read)
  • Women peace and security in the time of corona (Read
  • COVID-19: a double burden for women in conflict settings (Read
  • The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism (Read
  • Where Can Domestic Violence Victims Turn During Covid-19? (Read)
  • Gendering COVID-19: implications for women, peace and security (Read)  
  • Coronavirus: How is lockdown worsening domestic violence? (Read)
  • 'Digital gender divide' is getting wider (Read)
  • Stop widening gender inequalities: Asia’s COVID-19 responses must leave no one behind (Read)
  • Sexual and gender-based violence during COVID-19: lessons from Ebola (Read
  • What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about gender equality (Read)  
  • The Pandemic’s Gender Imperative (Read)
  • Women Are Bearing the Brunt of the Covid-19 Economic Pain (Read)  
  • Supporting African women through the economic consequences of COVID-19 (Read)
  • COVID-19: Ensure women’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (Read
  • COVID-19: three ways to support women, girls and vulnerable groups in humanitarian settings (Read)
  • How to protect women from violence under lockdowns? Send cash. (Read)
  • The Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating gender inequalities—but who cares? (Read)
  • The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence (Read
  • India’s COVID–19 Gender Blind Spot (Read)
  • How COVID-19 affects women's sexual and reproductive health (Read)
  • Covid-19 Sent LGBTQ Students Back to Unsupportive Homes. That Raises the Risk They Won’t Return. (Read)
  • Africa: Triple Threat - Conflict, Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19 (Read)
  • Taub, A. (2020). A new COVID-19 crisis: Domestic abuse rises worldwide. New York Times6. (Read)      
  • A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide (Read
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (Read)
  • During coronavirus lockdown: Abused women, children more vulnerable (Read)
  • Coronavirus is killing more men. But the lockdown is disastrous for women and their rights (Read
  • Domestic Violence amid Lockdown: The Shadow Pandemic (Read
  • Domestic violence: Hidden pandemic is finally out of the closet (Read)
  • Spike in Gender-based Violence During Quarantine in Latin America and the Caribbean Feminists (Read)  
  • A Double Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19 (Read)
  • Domestic violence during Covid-19 (Read)  
  • HASSAN: Don't ignore domestic abuse during COVID-19 (Read
  • Why the Increase in Domestic Violence During COVID-19? (Read)
  • Coronavirus And Domestic Abuse: Why We Must Still Hold Governments To Account (Read)
  • Increase in domestic violence cases as COVID-19 continues (Read)
  • In Canada, non-status women are being left behind (Read)
  • A New Crisis: Lockdown And Intimate Terrorism (Read)     
  • Domestic Violence in the Era of COVID-19: What Can Employers Do? (Read)
  • Why Does the Coronavirus Kill More Men Than Women? (Read)