As we learn more about COVID-19, we're also learning how it impacts our work to support survivors and create safer communities.
For some survivors of domestic violence, going to work or school can provide a safe haven and respite from the abuse experienced at home or in interpersonal and familial relationships. And the added stress of close quarters created by social distancing measures may indeed exacerbate violence experienced at home.
Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence- A National Resource Center has created this list of resources. Access it Here
States Attorneys has provided a list of 25 resources on COVID-19 specific Domestic Violence.
Access the Resource List Here
The List includes the following Table of Contents:
Megan L. Evans, M.D., M.P.H., Margo Lindauer, J.D., Maureen E. Farrell, M.D. explore intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the article Here
COVID-19 and the violence against women and girls: " The Shadow Pandemic"
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National Alliance on Mental Illness released a Q&A style Information Guide providing guidance, advice and resources for those struggling amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Policy Brief: The Coronavirus pandemic is dramatically impacting all aspects of the work being carried out by the United Nations. The purpose of this paper is to outline a number of policy and operational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevention of and response to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). This analysis by the Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict is based on ongoing consultations with field practitioners, including Women Protection Advisers in United Nations peace operations, UN country offices, and civil society partners.
Per GW Public Health: COVID-19 has raised a plethora of ethical issues – from prevention and containment, to cure and management. Join leading ethics experts to discuss these issues in a Webinar series focused on ethics and COVID-19. Moderated by Adnan Hyder, Senior Associate Dean for Research, these webinars will host ethics experts from GW, the United States and abroad to discuss key dilemmas around public health ethics, resource ethics, clinical ethics and justice. They will offer participants the chance to ask questions and raise moral questions during this pandemic.
Research has shown relationship conflict and/or abuse may occur and escalate during times of crisis (like the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19). In response to COVID-19 and its impact on IPV, the VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) released a print material & social media campaign to address the unique circumstances faced by those who are at heightened risk due to IPV.
NSVRC/PCAR Joint Statement on the Capitol Insurrection 1/6
Yesterday we saw events that demonstrate systemic racism, sexism, and the dangerous attitudes
and behaviors that undermine efforts to end sexual violence play out in real time. While
we respect the right to protest, which our Constitution guarantees, we condemn the use of
force and violence to stoke fear and silence those carrying out the process of an election
decided by the American people.