This section of the COVID-GBV Tracker chronicles articles and reports from news media, grass-roots organizations, mainstream news and grassroots news outlets. Reports are presented by region, by sub-region, by country, and by city. 





Global


  • There could be 7 million unplanned pregnancies because of COVID-19 (News Medical, August 2, 2020) (Read)
  • Fighting Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 (Borgen Magazine, July 31, 2020) (Read)
  • Majlis Podcast: With Coronavirus, Domestic Violence In Central Asia Has Gotten Much Worse (RFERL, July 5, 2020) (Read)
  • Women Face Rising Risk of Violence During Covid-19 (Human Rights Watch, July 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic (MSF, July 2, 2020) (Read)
  • COVID-19 is the biggest setback to gender equality in a decade (World Economic Forum, July 1, 2020) (Read)
  • Op-Ed | Trapped: A surge in domestic violence amid COVID-19 exposes dangerous gaps in justice system (AMNY, June 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Opinion: Tackling the rise of violence against women during COVID-19 (DevEx, June 19, 2020) (Read)
  • Domestic abusers use tech that connects as a weapon during coronavirus lockdowns (The Conversation, June 19, 2020) (Read)
  • Coronavirus: Domestic violence 'increases globally during lockdown' (BBC, June 12, 2020) (Read)
  • Government responses to COVID-19 are exacerbating gender-based violence (Open Global Rights, June 9, 2020) (Read)
  • Fighting Domestic Abuse During COVID-19 (Philadelpha Citizen, June 9, 2020) (Read)
  • COVID-19 amplifies vulnerability of LGBTQ+ people globally (Gay Times, May 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Coronavirus could put 4 million girls at risk of child marriage (World Economic Forum, May 20, 2020) (Read)
  • Locked Down, Locked in: Women Stuck Between COVID & Domestic Abuse (Scroll, May 15, 2020) (Read)      
  • 5 crises that could worsen under COVID-19 (World Economic Forum, May 14, 2020) (Read)
  • A Double Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19 (Council on Foreign Relations, May 13, 2020) (Read)
  • The Concept of “Safe Spaces” under COVID-19 (Women's E News, May 10, 2020) (Read)
  • During Coronavirus, Domestic Violence is on the Rise in Several Countries (Aawsat, May 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Will lockdown alcohol bans affect domestic violence? (Thomson Reuters, May 5, 2020) (Read)   
  • Global: Coronavirus Crisis | Lockdowns could lead to 70 lakh unwanted pregnancies across globe: Report (English Jagran, May 3, 2020) (Read)
  • The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence (Atlantic Council, May 1, 2020) (Read)        
  • Coronavirus Is Seriously Impacting FGM & Gender-Based Violence (Forbes, May 1, 2020) (Read)
  • The “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence (Atlantic Council, May 1, 2020) (Read)
  • Calamitous: Domestic violence set to soar by 20% during global lockdown (The Guardian, April 28, 2020) (Read
  • Global: Women bearing the brunt of COVID lockdown (The Tribune, April 25, 2020) (Read)
  • ‘Lessons never learned’ — How COVID-19 affects domestic violence rates (Medical News Today, April 24, 2020) (Read)
  • Refugee women facing greater violence risk during coronavirus crisis: UNHCR (The Hindu, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • Online predators put millions of children at risk during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown (UN News, April 14, 2020) (Read)
  • Domestic Violence Is on the Rise With Coronavirus Lockdown. The Responses Are Missing the Point. (The Intercept, April 13, 2020) (Read)
  • Small steps can help reduce GBV during Covid-19 lockdown and long after (News 24, April 12, 2020) (Read)
  • A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide (New York Times, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • A new Covid-19 crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide (New York Times, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Some cities see jumps in domestic violence during the pandemic (CNN, April 4, 2020) (Read)
  • Google reports 75 per cent spike in searches for help with domestic violence (RN Breakfast, March 30, 2020) (Read)
  • Google reports 75 per cent spike in searches for help with domestic violence (ABC, March 30, 2020)          
  • COVID-19 and trans people (TGEU) (Read)

By Region


  • Asia: Domestic violence rises amid coronavirus lockdowns in Asia (Deutsche Welle, April 9, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: As it battles COVID-19, Europe is being stalked by a shadow pandemic: domestic violence (EuroNews, July 31, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Covid-19 and gender-based violence: Has the pandemic taught us anything? (European Institute for Gender Equality) (Read)
  • Europe: Online Child Sex Abuse Rises With COVID-19 Lockdowns: Europol (Reuters, May 18, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Coronavirus lockdown | Surge in domestic violence, says WHO (The Hindi, May 07, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Broken promises put more people at risk of domestic violence in COVID-19 Europe (Open Democracy, May 4, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Coronavirus: When home gets violent under lockdown in Europe (BBC, April 13, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse: When Home is not the Safest Place (Balkan Institute, April 21, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Domestic violence is on the rise with Coronavirus lockdown. The responses are missing the point. (The Intercept, April 13, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Stopping the rise in domestic violence during lockdown (EuroParl, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe: Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown (CNN, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Europe braces for domestic abuse 'perfect storm' amid coronavirus lockdown (Thomson Reuters Foundation News, March 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: Transgender people face discrimination, violence amid Latin American quarantines (NBC News, May 7, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: Gender-based quarantine rules bring discrimination and violence against trans people (Privacy International, May 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: 'Another Pandemic': In Latin America, Domestic Abuse Rises Amid Lockdown (New York Times, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America's 'domestic hell' (Jamaica Observer, April 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: Violence against women up amid Latin America COVID-19 lockdowns (Al Jazeera, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: As Latin America locks down, trans sex workers struggle to survive (Thomson Reuters, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • Latin America: Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America's 'domestic hell' (The Jakarta Post, April 21, 2020) (Read)
  • Middle East: Shut down to resist spread of coronavirus, Iraqi women now face domestic violence  (Deccan Chronicle, April 26, 2020) (Read
  • Middle East: Domestic violence prevention a key part of virus response  (Arab News, April 17, 2020) (Read
  • Middle East: Rise in domestic violence in the Middle East  (Qantara, April 7, 2020) (Read)  
  • Middle East: Seek help, say Middle East women's groups as domestic violence surges (Reuters, April 7, 2020) (Read
  • Middle East: Coronavirus fuels domestic violence in the Middle East (DW, April 2, 2020) (Read)
  • South Asia: COVID-19 upends ‘entire generation’ of 600 million South Asian children (UN News, June 23, 2020) (Read)


By Country



  • Afghanistan: Domestic abuse: 'Women in Herat may survive coronavirus but not lockdown' (The Guardian, April 21, 2020) (Read)
  • Argentina: Another pandemic': Domestic abuse calls spike in Latin America during coronavirus lockdown (NBC News, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • Argentina: Argentina sees at least 6 femicides during coronavirus quarantine (Al Jazeera, April 2, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: New reports of family violence spike in COVID-19 lockdown, study finds (The Age, June 8, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Alarming but not unexpected’: increase in domestic violence in NSW during Covid-19 crisis (The Guardian, June 4, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Child abuse predator 'handbook' lists ways to target children during coronavirus lockdown (The Guardian, May 13, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Australia's family court to fast-track coronavirus lockdown-related cases (The Guardian, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Coronavirus pressures see extra focus placed on family and domestic violence (ABC News, April 9, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Crime rate in WA plunges amid coronavirus social distancing lockdown measures (ABC Net, April 8, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Domestic violence, isolation and Covid-19 (Pursuit, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: 75% Increase in Domestic Violence Searches since Coronavirus (NBN News, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Australia announces $100 million to fight Coronavirus-related domestic violence (The Statesman, March 29, 2020) (Read)
  • Australia: Family violence perpetrators using COVID-19 as 'a form of abuse we have not experienced before' (ABC News, March 29, 2020) (Read)
  • Bahrain: Domestic violence against women in Bahrain surge 46% (Zawya, May 4, 2020) (Read)
  • Bangladesh: COVID-19 lockdown increases domestic violence in Bangladesh (Deutsche Welle, May 12, 2020) (Read)
  • Bangladesh: Preventing a silent crisis for Rohingya women and girls during COVID-19 pandemic (UNICEF, April 29, 2020) (Read)
  • Bangladesh: Addressing the rise in domestic violence during lockdown (Inter Press Service, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • Belgium: Victims of domestic violence seek a way out of the corona crisis (Mondiaal Nieuws, March 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Bolivia: In lockdown Bolivia, calls from abused girls flood hotline (Reuters, April 17, 2020) (Read)
  • Brazil: Black Brazilian women take bold action against gender-based violence (Open Democracy, May 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Brazil: COVID-19 quarantines cause domestic violence spike in Brazil (The Brazilian Report, May 2, 2020) (Read)
  • Cambodia: Rise In Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 Warrants A Gendered Response (Mangalorean, May 24, 2020) (Read)
  • Cameroon & Region - Forced Child Marriages Increase Amidst COVID-19, Poverty, Internal Conflicts (The Humanitarian, June 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Saskatoon technology enlisted to help vulnerable Indigenous women (CBC, May 28, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Domestic violence calls up in Haldimand-Norfolk, but ‘fear of the virus’ keeping women away from shelter (The Hamilton Spectator, May 28, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Domestic violence 'an epidemic,' advocate says after 2 Indigenous women killed in Winnipeg during pandemic (CBC, May 27, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: COVID-19: Pandemic has led to an increase in domestic violence in B.C (The Telegram, May 18, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: More COVID-19 fallout: violence against Indigenous women (RCI, May 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Violence against Indigenous women during COVID-19 sparks calls for MMIWG plan (CBC, May 10, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Domestic violence organizations prepare for possible surge due to COVID-19 isolation (CBC, April 28, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Canada’s Domestic Violence Problem Was Already Critical. COVID-19 is Making It Worse (Chatelaine, April 17, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Calls to Vancouver domestic-violence crisis line spike 300% amid COVID-19 pandemic (Global News, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: ‘Everybody’s on the same page’ on helping vulnerable women in COVID-19 crisis: Monsef (iPolitics, April 9, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Vulnerable Women in the Yukon Are Receiving Free Cell Phones to Stay Safe Amid COVID-19 Lockdown (Global Citizen, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: When home isn’t safe: How coronavirus puts neighbours on front lines of abuse (Global News, March 29, 2020) (Read)
  • Canada: Minister says COVID-19 is empowering domestic violence abusers as rates rise in parts of Canada (CBC, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • China: Female frontline workers in China typical of coronavirus economic and domestic burden on women: report (South China Morning Post, April 10, 2020) (Read)
  • China: Domestic Violence Cases Surge During COVID-19 Epidemic (Sixth Tone, March 2, 2020) (Read)
  • China: China's domestic violence epidemic (Axios, March 7, 2020) (Read)
  • Colombia: Separation by sex': gendered lockdown fuelling hate crime on streets of Bogotá (The Guardian, May 8, 2020) (Read)
  • Colombia: Bogota's supermarkets become safe spaces for women to report abuse (Reuters, April 23, 2020) (Read)
  • Colombia: Measures against COVID-19 must not be an excuse for neglecting the protection of human rights defenders (Amnesty International, March 26, 2020) (Read)
  • France: French women use code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during coronavirus lockdown (ABC News, April 4, 2020) (Read)
  • France: Women are using code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown (CNN, April 6, 2020) (Read
  • France: Domestic violence increases in France during COVID-19 lockdown (Euractiv Network, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • France: As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms (Al Jazeera, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • France: Domestic violence cases jump 30% during lockdown in France (Euro News, March 28, 2020) (Read)
  • France: French women use code words at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during coronavirus lockdown (ABC News, April 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Germany: Germany warns of an increase in sexist violence, especially in cities (Europress, April 4, 2020) (Read
  • Ghana: Coronavirus domestic violence: Surviving lockdown wen you dey trapped with your abusive partner (BBC, May 15, 2020) (Read)
  • Hungary: Hungary Ends Legal Recognition for Transgender and Intersex People (Human Rights Watch, May 21, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Pandemic’s unfair deal (Tribune India, August 2, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Strict restrictions of mobility resulted increased violence against women, says study (The Hindu, July 30, 2020) (Read)
  • India: The link between covid curbs and violence at home (Live Mint, July 30, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Surge in domestic violence complaints since lockdown (Tribune India, July 11, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Nowhere to turn for women facing violence in Kashmir (thenewhumanitarian, July 9, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic violence cases rise by 11% during lockdown in Vadodra (Times of India, July 5, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Covid-19 highlights need to protect domestic abuse victims, help get their lives on track (Hindustan Times, July 3,2020) (Read)
  • India: Chhattisgarh police campaign is breaking the silence on domestic violence (New Indian Express, June 28, 2020) (Read)
  • India: 100 Cases of Suicide, 1,500 Complaints of Domestic Violence in Ludhiana During Lockdown: Police (India.com, June 28, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Data | Domestic violence complaints at a 10-year high during COVID-19 lockdown (The Hindu, June 22, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic violence cases see a spike during lockdown in Bengal (Indian Express, June 19, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Spurt in violence in affluent homes (The Telegraph, June 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Fear of COVID Or Death Penalty – Not Enough to Stop Sexual Abuse (The Quint, June 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: As cases of domestic violence shoot up amid COVID-19 pandemic, Twitter launches dedicated tool to help people combat the menace (WION, June 17, 2020) (Read)
  • India: COVID And LIG Women: Worse End Of A Bad Deal (India Legal, June 11, 2020) (Read)
  • India: How the COVID-19 Lockdown Is Affecting India’s Households (Knowledge @ Wharton, June 9, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Covid-19 lockdown has created psychological problems and violence within family, says SC judge (Scroll, June 5, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic violence, child abuse cases on the rise in this lockdown: Experts explain why (Hindustan Times, May 30, 2020) (Read)
  • India: A Tale of Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence (The Quint, May 28, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Childline Thoubal, frontlines during COVID 19 lockdown (The Sanghai Express, May 28, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Noida Man Rapes Teen For A Year, Friend Recorded Act For Blackmail: Police (NDTV, May 27, 2020) (Read)
  • India: How TN government helplines are helping women subjected to domestic abuse and violence (The News Minute, May 26, 2020) (Read)
  • India: COVID-19, Lockdowns And Rising Incidences Of Domestic Abuse (LiveLaw, May 26, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Gang-rape finger at quarantine inmates (The Telegraph, May 23, 2020) (Read)
  • India: 66 rapes, 142 molestations, rise in dowry deaths in Haryana during lockdown (The Tribune, May 23, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Transgender's plight during coronavirus pandemic (New Indian Express, May 22, 2020) (Read)
  • India: COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on mental health of sexual minorities (Down to Earth, May 21, 2020) (Read)
  • India: 118 child marriages prevented in Karnataka in the thick of l .. (Time of India, May 20, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Man Rapes his Daughter To Punish Her for Falling in Love: Report (SheThePeople, May 19, 2020) (Read)
  • India: "COVID-19: Fighting Social Exclusion and now a Lockdown, Transgender Community Extends Help to Stranded Migrants " (News Click, May 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic violence spikes during lockdown; cops set up special cell (New Indian Express, May 17, 2020) (Read)
  • India: How COVID-19 is amplifying gender inequality in India (New Indian Express, May 17, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Transpersons in Delhi shelter homes tackle abuse, prejudice (Hindustan Times, May 15, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Child marriages go on despite lockdown in Andhra Pradesh (Times of India, May 13, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Madhya Pradesh man rapes daughter twice with wife's help in lockdown (Times of India, May 13, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic Violence Cases Rise Amidst Lockdown, Here is Why You Shouldn’t Tolerate it (India.com, May 13, 2020) (Read)
  • India: India's Domestic Abuse Survivors are in Lockdown with their Monsters, But Helplines Are Not Ringing (News 18, May 7, 2020) (Read)
  • India: India: Domestic violence rampant during lockdown, Women's Commission braces for steep rise in cases (The New Indian Express, May 6, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Lockdown: NCW receives 315 domestic violence complaints in April (The Hindu, May 4, 2020) (Read)
  • India: No Social Distancing, More Domestic Abuse: Alcohol Shops May Save Economy but Put Many at Risk  (News 18, May 4, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Child abuse in lockdown: Karnataka reports highest cases among southern states (Deccan Herald, May 3, 2020) (Read)
  • India: The lockdown is hard for women with disability (Hindustan Times, May 01, 2020) (Read)
  • India: J&K HC Takes Suo Motu Notice Of Rising Domestic Violence During Covid19 (India Legal, April 30, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Covid-19 hinterland digest: Stone-pelting in Kanpur; domestic violence up. (Business Standard, April 30, 2020) (Read)
  • India: 16 rape, 64 molestation cases reported in J&K during coronavirus lockdown (Deccan Herald, April 29, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic abuse surge in coronavirus lockdown could have lasting impact, MPs say (The Guardian, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic abuse arrests surge to 4,093 in London (The Tribune, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Scheme implemented for counselling domestic violence victims during COVID-19 lockdown, state govt informs Karnataka HC (Bar and Bench, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Coronavirus Crisis: No lockdown for domestic violence (Deccan Herald, April 26, 2020)(Read)
  • India: Domestic violence during Covid-19 lockdown emerges as serious concern (Hindustan Times, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Coronavirus Crisis: No lockdown for Domestic Violence (Deccan Herald, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Telangana childline has received many complaints of child sexual abuse and violence since lockdown (The News Minute, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • India: 40-yr-old woman gangraped by three men on premises of Rajasthan school where she was staying during lockdown. (Firstpost, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • India: The Virus at Home (India Today, April 25, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Women bearing the brunt of Covid lockdown (The Tribune, April 25, 2020) (Read)
  • India: The virus at home: The lockdown has spelled doom for victims of domestic abuse. With no scope of relief, activists are worried about the toll it will take on women's psyche. (India Today, April 25, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Visibly Invisible: The Plight Of Transgender Community Due To India's COVID-19 Lockdown (Outlook, April 25, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic violence cases across Punjab swell since coronavirus lockdown (New Indian Express, April 23, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic violence cases across Punjab swell since coronavirus lockdown. (New Indian Express, April 23, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Blame It On COVID-19: Domestic Violence On The Rise, Are Men Putting More Pressure On Women? (Outlook, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Online search for child pornography escalates after lockdown in India. (Deccan Herald, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Pune ZP to send domestic violence perpetrators to institutional quarantine (Hindustan Times, April 19, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Kerala Police Say Rise in Numbers of Those Viewing Child Porn amid Lockdown, 300 People Identified (News 18, April 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Ample measures in place to safeguard domestic violence victims during coronavirus lockdown: AAP govt to HC (Deccan Herald, April 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Coronavirus lockdown | Pune zilla parishad plans tough action to check domestic violence (The Hindu, April 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Locked down with abusers: India sees surge in domestic violence (Al Jazeera, April 18, 2020) (Read)
  • India: India’s ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Domestic violence in India surges during the COVID-19 crisis. (The Diplomat, April 17, 2020) (Read)
  • India: COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Violence: Where Do Indian Women Stand? (Engage, April 17, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Child abuse, pornography, on the rise in India's Covid-19 lockdown? (The Quint, April 17, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Immunocompromised & Othered: Trans Community Battles Lockdown (The Quint, April 16, 2020) (Read)
  • India: While Battling COVID-19, We Can't Let the Pandemic of Domestic Violence Continue (The Wire, April 16, 2020) (Read)
  • India: In locked down India, women fight coronavirus and domestic violence (The Quartz, April 16, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Domestic abuse during COVID-19 lockdown: How to get the help you need (First Post, April 16, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Decline in calls regarding domestic violence, crimes against women since coronavirus lockdown: DCW (Deccan Chronicle, April 14, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Coronavirus: Take suo moto note of rise in child abuse cases during lockdown, lawyers write to CJI   (India Today, April 12, 2020) (Read)
  • India: What Covid-19 teaches us about women’s mental health (The Times of India, April 11, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Kerala govt launches WhatsApp number to report domestic violence during coronavirus lockdown (Deccan Herald, April 11, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Amid Lockdown, NCW Receives 123 Domestic Violence Complaints in 18 Days (The Wire, April 11, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Women battle domestic violence during lockdown as world wages coronavirus war (Your Story, April 9, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Government helpline receives 92,000 calls on abuse and violence in 11 days. (The Week, April 8, 2020) (Read)
  • India: 9 large metro police departments reported 'double-digit percentage jumps' in domestic violence 911 calls as more people shelter at home. (Business Insider, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • India:  Domestic Violence Cases Across India Swell Since Coronavirus Lockdown (Outlook, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • India: COVID-19: Domestic violence spikes, stakeholders call for action. (Outlook, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • India: India's Domestic Abuse Survivors are in Lockdown with their Monsters, But Helplines Are Not Ringing (News 18, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • COVID-19 lockdown: transgender community pushed further to the margin (The Hindu, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Activists Urge Roping In ASHA Workers And Other Novel Approaches As Domestic Violence Rises During Lockdowns (India Spend, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Coronavirus: NCW expresses concern over rise in domestic violence cases during lockdown. (Scroll, April 3, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Covid-19 lockdown | Rise in domestic violence, police apathy: NCW (The Hindu, April 2, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Transgender Community Takes a Hit from Coronavirus Lockdown, Faces Financial Crunches (News 18, April 2, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Paedophiles on the prowl in Hyderabad amid coronavirus lockdown. (New Indian Express, April 2, 2020) (Read)
  • India: As The World Comes Together, India’s Transgender Community Fights COVID-19 Alone (Amnesty International, April 1, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Out of sight, out of mind? Transgender people in humanitarian emergencies (ICRC, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • India: #SeeUsSupportUs: Recognise The Needs Of Trans And Gender Diverse Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic (Asia Pacific Transgender Network, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • NGO denounces increase in domestic violence due to quarantine (Verangola, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • India: What the Covid-19 lockdown tells us about the gender gap in house-work (Forbes India, March 30, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Miscreants put up posters in Hyderabad inciting violence against the trans community (The News Minute, March 29, 2020) (Read)
  • India: Living on the Edge: COVID-19 Adds to Distress and Discrimination of Indian Transgender Communities (Health and Human Rights Journal, March 26, 2020) (Read)
  • India: India's transgender community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down (Deccan Herald, March 25, 2020) (Read)
  • Indonesia: Reaching domestic violence survivors amid the pandemic (ReliefWeb, June 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Indonesia: Impact of COVID-19 epidemic hits Indonesia’s small seaweed processors (Modern Diplomacy, May 8, 2020) (Read)
  • Indonesia: ‘Home is not safe’: domestic violence increases as Covid-19 pandemic takes hold (U Melbourne, May 4, 2020) (Read)
  • Indonesia: Pandemic, national disaster and domestic violence (The Jakarta Post, May 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Indonesia: Indonesian Women Were Already at Risk. Then COVID-19 Came. (The Diplomat, May 1, 2020) (Read)
  • Indonesia: How Social Restrictions Can Trigger Domestic Violence (Jakarta Globe, April 18, 2020) (Read)
  • Iran: Iran - COVID-19 Has Made Additional Hardships for Iran Women Functioning as Breadwinners and/or Heads of Households (VOA News, May 1, 2020) (Read)
  • Iraq: In Covid-19 locked-down Iraq, domestic abuse cases explode  (Straits Times, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Iraq: Shut down to resist spread of coronavirus, Iraqi women now face domestic violence (Deccan Chronicle, April 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Iraq: Urgent Need for Domestic Violence Law (HRW, April 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Italy: Coronavirus: When home gets violent under lockdown in Europe (BBC, April 13, 2020)(Read)
  • Japan: In Japan, coronavirus crisis traps families at home with domestic abuse (The Week in Asia, April 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Japan: Japan Domestic Violence Fears Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (The Diplomat, April 21, 2020) (Read)
  • Jordan: Domestic abuse increasing in Jordan with refugees most at risk: ‘Pandemic has turned lives upside down’ (The Independent, May 28, 2020) (Read)
  • Jordan: ‘Home is no longer safe’, Syrian refugee women in Jordan fear domestic violence more than COVID-19 (Syria Direct, May 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Kazakhstan: Under COVID-19, Domestic Violence Intensifies in Kazakhstan (The Diplomat, July 24, 2020) (Read)
  • Kazakhstan: Coronavirus prompting many to reassess priorities (Eurasia Net, April 30, 2020) (Read)
  • Kenya: 4 Grassroots Activists Share Stories of COVID-19 Heightening Sexual Violence in Kenya and Nigeria (Global Citizen, June 15, 2020) (Read)
  • Kenya: African church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown (America Magazine, May 20, 2020) (Read)
  • Kenya: Coronavirus domestic violence: Surviving lockdown wen you dey trapped with your abusive partner (BBC, May 15, 2020) (Read)
  • Kenya: Tackling Kenya’s Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19 Crisis (Human Rights Watch, April 8, 2020) (Read)
  • Kyrgyzstan: Torture video triggers calls for action on domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan (The Dispatch, July 5, 2020) (Read)
  • Lebanon: Domestic abuse cases soar in Lebanon amid coronavirus lockdown (Al Jazeera, April 17, 2020) (Read)
  • Liberia: Sexual and Domestic Abuse Seems to Have Intensified During the Lockdown in Liberia (AllAfrica, July 14, 2020) (Read)
  • Liberia: Gender Ministry’s Exempt During COVID-19 Lockdown, Increases Sex & Domestic Violence, Says Child Rights Activist (Read)
  • Malta: COVID-19 made victims of domestic abuse more vulnerable (Newsbook, June 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Malaysia: With Covid-19 ‘stay-at-home’ order, domestic violence rising in Malaysia (ESF, April 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Mexico: Domestic abuse spikes in Mexico amid virus outbreak  (Al Jazeera, April 10, 2020) (Read)
  • Myanmar: COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population (UN News, July 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Nepal: How COVID-19 Worsens Gender Inequality in Nepal (The Diplomat, June 23, 2020) (Read)
  • Nepal: Nepal: Women hit harder in Asia-Pacific by COVID-19, says UN-Women report (Telegraph Nepal, April 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Netherlands: Three-quarters of child abuse pics are hosted in Holland, report reveals as coronavirus lockdown fuels sick trade (The Sun, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • New Zealand: Covid 19 coronavirus: Family violence tipped to rise, but help services are there 24/7 during lockdown (NZHerald, March 25, 2020) (Read)
  • New Zealand: Covid 19 coronavirus: Domestic violence is the second, silent epidemic amid lockdown (NZHerald, April 12, 2020) (Read)
  • Nigeria: 4 Grassroots Activists Share Stories of COVID-19 Heightening Sexual Violence in Kenya and Nigeria (Global Citizen, June 15, 2020) (Read)
  • Nigeria: She's on the frontline of a rape epidemic. The pandemic has made her work more dangerous (CNN, July 2020) (Read)
  • Nigeria: Nigerian minister calls for action on increase in rapes during COVID-19 lockdown (CGTN Africa, June 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Nigeria: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Hidden Social Pandemic Under Radar of COVID-19 Lockdown (Pulitzer Center, June 4, 2020) (Read)
  • Nigeria: Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, Nigeria sees increased sexual and gender violence (PremiumTimes, May 30, 2020) (Read)
  • Nigeria: Coronavirus domestic violence: Surviving lockdown wen you dey trapped with your abusive partner (BBC, May 15, 2020) (Read)
  • Pakistan: Pakistani women trapped between coronavirus and domestic violence (Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2020) (Read)
  • Pakistan: The covid-19 pandemic and the management of domestic violence (Pakistan Times, July 31, 2020) (Read)
  • Pakistan: Pakistan Official Supports Transgender Community Amid COVID-19 (Human Rights Watch, March 25, 2020) (Read)
  • Palestine: Palestinian woman leads fight against coronavirus, while others fall victim to domestic violence (Al-Monitor, May 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Palestine: Domestic Violence in COVID-19 Lockdown: Palestinian Women Are Dying at an Alarming Rate (Egyptian Streets, April 24, 2020) (Read)
  • Panama: Panama Employs Gender-Based Plan to Fight COVID-19 (VOA News, April 3, 2020)(Read)
  • Panama: Panama introduces gender-based rules for COVID-19 (AA, April 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Peru: Peru introduces gender-based rules for COVID-19 (AA, April 3, 2020) (Read)
  • Russia: Raped girls, 17 and 18, go to police station to report sex attack only to be fined for breaking coronavirus lockdown (The Sun, May 13, 2020) (Read)
  • Russia: Russia’s domestic violence reports more than double amid COVID-19 lockdown: official (Global News, May 6, 2020) (Read)
  • Russia:  Russia domestic violence cases more than double under lockdown (The Guardian, May 5, 2020) (Read)
  • Russia: Russia Seeks Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims During Coronavirus Lockdown (The Moscow Times, April 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Scotland: Coronavirus: Rise in requests to reveal partners' abusive pasts (BBC, April 28, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases (Global Citizen, June 23, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: Lockdown: GBV cases could drop after booze sales ban, but curfew may limit victims' options (News24, July 15, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: Coming out of Covid lockdown, South African women face another deadly problem: femicide (America Magazine, July 09, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: South Africa Says 2 Pandemics Now, Virus And Gender Violence (Republic World, June 18, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: Coronavirus domestic violence: Surviving lockdown wen you dey trapped with your abusive partner (BBC, May 15, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: It just got worse: Domestic Violence surges under SA Lockdown (EyeWitness News, April 29, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa:  South Africa’s Ramaphosa blasts ‘despicable’ crime wave during coronavirus lockdown (CNBC, April 13, 2020) (Read)
  • South Africa: Lockdown: Commission for Gender Equality working closely with cops to limit abuse (IOL, March 26, 2020) (Read)
  • Southern Africa: Women and Girls Main Victims of Domestic and Gender Violence - SADC Secretariat (Read)
  • Spain: Calls to Spain's gender violence helpline rise sharply during COVID-19 lockdown (CNA, April 1, 2020) (Read)
  • Sudan: Coronavirus - Sudan: COVID-19 is a crisis for women in Sudan (Africa News, April 2, 2020) (Read)
  • Thailand: Thai virus lockdown brings rise in domestic violence (UCA News, May 11, 2020) (Read)
  • Thailand: Lockdown peril haunts abusive homes (Bangkok Post, April 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Tonga: Rise In Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 Warrants A Gendered Response (Mangalorean, May 24, 2020) (Read)
  • Tunisia: Coronavirus Reveals Tunisia’s Revolutionary Gains for Women Only Exist on Paper (Carnegie Endowment, June 22, 2020) (Read)
  • Tunisia: Coronavirus domestic violence: Surviving lockdown wen you dey trapped with your abusive partner (BBC, May 15, 2020) (Read)
  • Turkey: Turkey’s femicide toll soars amid coronavirus lockdowns (Al-Monitor, March 31, 2020) (Read)  
  • Uganda: Kibuku,Kamuli leaders decry forced marriages (Daily Monitor, July 14, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Domestic abuse calls to London police rise by a tenth during lockdown (The Guardian, July 15, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: As Domestic Abuse Rises, U.K. Failings Leave Victims in Peril (New York Times, July 2, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Domestic abuse survivors ‘not guaranteed homelessness protection’, warn charities (The Canary, June 18, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic (Human Rights Watch, June 8, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Online child abuse rising during lockdown warn police (BBC, May 29, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Attempts to access online child sexual abuse material spike in UK during COVID-19 lockdown (Medianama, May 28, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Child Marriage Could Spike in England and Wales as COVID-19 Lockdown Eases, Experts Say (Global Citizen, May 20, 2020) (Read)
  • UK:  Behind closed doors: UK domestic abuse surges during coronavirus lockdown (Deutsche Welle, April 9, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Landlords 'asking for sex instead of rent' during coronavirus crisis (The Mirror, April 11, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Coronavirus lockdown risks murder frenzy - PM sent warning on domestic abuse (Express, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • UK:  Coronavirus: Domestic abuse calls up 25% since lockdown, charity says (BBC, April 6, 2020) (Read)
  • UK:  Domestic abuse surge in coronavirus lockdown could have lasting impact, MPs say (The Guardian, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Coronavirus: Child abuse calls to NSPCC up 20% since lockdown (BBC, April 30, 2020) (Read)
  • UK:  Coronavirus: Abusers target children online in lockdown (BBC, April 29, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Police warn online child sexual abuse has risen by 146% during lockdown (Wokingham Paper, April 30, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Coronavirus: Online child abuse will increase during lockdown after 45 arrests in a month, police warn (Sky News, May 5, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Fears over rise in child abuse during lockdown (Swindon Advertiser, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Online child sexual abuse more than doubled in Thames Valley region during lockdown (Buckingham Today, April 30, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: Domestic Violence Reports Rise By A Third In London Amid Lockdown (NDTV, April 25, 2020) (Read)
  • UK: #YouAreNotAlone: MP urges domestic abuse victims not to suffer in silence (Express Star, April 29, 2020) (Read)                
  • UK: UK Announces £76M to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse and Trafficking During Lockdown (Global Citizen, May 4, 2020) (Read)     
  • UK: Coronavirus: 'Domestic abuse pandemic likely due to shutdown' (BBC, March 30, 2020) (Read)           
  • UK: Child Sex Abuse Livestreams Increase During Coronavirus Lockdowns (NPR, April 8, 2020) (Read)        
  • UK: Domestic abuse arrests surge to 4,093 in London (The Tribune, April 27, 2020) (Read)      
  • UK: How the pandemic trapped domestic violence victims in hell (Financial Times, April 29, 2020) (Read
  • UK: Domestic abuse advocates see rise in complaints across CT during coronavirus outbreak (Greenwich Time, April 22, 2020) (Read)              
  • UK: More than 300,000 paedophiles may exploit coronavirus lockdown to sexually abuse children (Metro, April 3, 2020) (Read
  • Ukraine: Dafina Gercheva: COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on domestic violence (Kyiv Post, June 9, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Domestic violence is a public health problem that governors should address (The Hill, July 5, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Domestic violence on rise as COVID-19 keeps people at home: Study (Telangana Today, June 19, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Stuck at home with abusers: Domestic violence may be spiking in Sacramento amid COVID-19 (The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: COVID-19 shutdown: domestic violence stats expected to rise. (Maricopa, June 6, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: On The Pandemic: Domestic Violence And The Danger At Home (Georgetown Voice, June 7, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Phoenix Police, local advocates team up to stop surge of domestic violence (Ktar, April 21, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: ‘Lessons never learned’ — How COVID-19 affects domestic violence rates (Medical News Today, April 24, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: LA County Crime Down As A Whole, But Domestic Violence Up (CBS Los Angeles, April 20, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Is Domestic Violence Rising During the Coronavirus Shutdown? Here’s What the Data Shows. (The Marshall Project, April 4, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Transgender people are having to indefinitely postpone gender-affirming surgeries due to the coronavirus pandemic (Insider, March 31, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: For Abused Women, a Pandemic Lockdown Holds Dangers of Its Own (New York Times, March 24, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: The Unexpected Way the Coronavirus is hurting some members of the Trans Community (Newsweek, March 23, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: As Cities Around the World Go on Lockdown, Victims of Domestic Violence Look for a Way Out (Time, March 18, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Sharp increase in domestic violence cases in US during coronavirus lockdown (The Free Press Journal, April 23, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Visits to New York City's domestic violence website surged amid coronavirus pandemic (CNN, April 7, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Domestic violence rises in Bay Area during coronavirus shutdown, victim advocates say (SF Chronicles, April 9, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: 9 large metro police departments reported ‘double-digit percentage jumps’ in domestic violence 911 calls as more people shelter at home (Business Insider, April 7, 2020) (Read) 
  • USA: Child sexual abuse images and online exploitation surge during pandemic (NBC News, April 24, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Women and children at higher risk of violence and sexual abuse during coronavirus lockdown (Fox News, April 7, 2020) (Read
  • USA: “We do not want another Gabriel Fernandez’ Coronavirus leads to ‘alarming’ drop in child abuse reports (Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Child Sexual Abuse Reports Are On The Rise Amid Lockdown Orders (NPR, April 28, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Police see rise in domestic violence calls amid coronavirus lockdown (NBC News, April 5, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Domestic violence rises in Bay Area during coronavirus shutdown, victim advocates say (San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2020) (Read
  • USA: South Asian Domestic Violence Survivors in Silicon Valley Grapple With COVID-19 Lockdown (The Wire, April 3, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Amidst coronavirus, uptick in domestic violence cases might not be as large as feared (USA Today, April 26, 2020) (Read)  
  • USA: Domestic violence has increased during coronavirus lockdowns (The Economist, April 22, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Unseen victims of coronavirus: Domestic violence, child abuse expected to rise during quarantines, social workers say (Community Impact, April 21, 2020) (Read
  • USA: Is Domestic Violence Rising During the Coronavirus Shutdown? Here’s What the Data Shows. (The Marshall Project, April 22, 2020) (Read)   
  • USA: Sharp increase in domestic violence cases in US during coronavirus lockdown (ANI / Free Press Journal, April 23, 2020) (Read)      
  • USA: Domestic violence service providers adapt to face coronavirus (Durango Herald, April 27, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: How the pandemic trapped domestic violence victims in hell (Financial Times, April 29, 2020) (Read)
  • USA: Gender-based violence rising amid Covid-19 pandemic: Study (Times of India, April 21, 2020) (Read
  • Venezuela: Spike in violence against Venezuelan children as COVID-19 deepens crisis (Relief Web, June 24, 2020) (Read)
  • Vietnam: Coronavirus in Vietnam Claims Zero Lives But Boosts Domestic Violence (VOANews, July 10, 2020) (Read)
  • Yemen: Women face rise in domestic violence due to coronavirus lockdown in Yemen, report says (Arab News, June 9, 2020) (Read)
  • Zimbabwe: Coronavirus domestic violence: Surviving lockdown wen you dey trapped with your abusive partner (BBC, May 15, 2020) (Read)