Since many places across the world have been forced to institute lockdowns, where citizens are forced to stay in our homes and go out only when absolutely necessary, we have seen an increase in the domestic violence cases.
“Violence against women is a global public health problem of epidemic proportion, requiring urgent action,” says the World Health Organization.
It estimates that almost 30 per cent “of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence” by their partner.
And a United Nations report estimates that in one recent year, 137 women died each day around the world at the hands of their partner or another family member.
A majority of the cases tend to perpetrated against women