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Violence against women

Long swept under the carpet, domestic violence made headlines in recent years as lockdowns left women trapped at home with abusive partners.

The United Nations warned the crisis could lead to a 20% rise in domestic abuse, describing it as a "shadow pandemic".

Gender experts say rates of domestic and sexual violence rise when societies are under stress, during natural disasters, food shortages and epidemics - or even when a local football team loses a match.

As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back Sonia Elks, Umberto Bacchi and Annie Banerji
Femicides in Argentina reach 10-year high under lockdown Oscar Lopez
Sitting ducks: UK charity sees calls surge from stalking victims Emma Batha
Coronavirus holds up a mirror to hidden gaslighting abuse Robin Stern
Charlize Theron unveils stars joining fight on domestic violence Oscar Lopez
Calls to domestic violence hotlines in Europe soar amid lockdowns Reuters
Mexican president denies rising violence against women in lockdown Oscar Lopez and Christine Murray
Will lockdown alcohol bans affect domestic violence? Roli Srivastava and Kim Harrisberg
Revenge porn soars in Europe's coronavirus lockdown Sophie Davies
How can we protect women from violence during pandemics? Laurie Adams
J.K. Rowling donates to coronavirus victims of domestic violence Matthew Lavietes
Michael Sheen urges to use hotels as refuges in pandemic lockdown Emma Batha
Europe braces for domestic abuse surge amid coronavirus lockdown Sophie Davies and Emma Batha
Commonwealth urges world to count cost of domestic abuse Emma Batha
Domestic abuse set to rise by up to 20% under coronavirus Emma Batha and Ellen Wulfhorst
Murders of women in Mexico rise amid fears of lockdown violence Oscar Lopez and Christine Murray
Latin American domestic abuse rises amid coronavirus lockdowns Reuters
London's domestic violence reports rise by a third in lockdown Reuters
Bogota's supermarkets become safe spaces for women to report abuse Anastasia Moloney
Thailand pledges to protect women who report sexual abuse Nanchanok Wongsamuth
Coronavirus codewords: help or hindrance in domestic abuse? Sonia Elks and Sophie Davies
Quarantine raises domestic violence risk -Chilean govt Reuters
Pope Francis: Protect women during coronavirus lockdowns Reuters
Latin America shelters struggle to help women in COVID-19 lockdown Anastasia Moloney, Christine Murray and Oscar Lopez
Middle Eastern women told to seek help as domestic violence surges Ban Barkawi and Menna A. Farouk
Countries must tackle domestic abuse surge amid lockdown- UN chief Emma Batha
Italy's domestic abuse groups see fall in calls under lockdown Reuters
Calls to Spain's domestic abuse hotline surge during lockdown Reuters
France to put domestic abuse victims in hotels Elena Berton
Boxer Billy Joe Saunders apologises for advice on hitting women Amber Milne
Australia lockdown spurs demand for 'safe phones' for women Beh Lih Yi
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