Violence Against Women During The Covid-19 Pandemic
Since the onset of the pandemic, all sorts of violence against women have been on an upsurge, domestic violence has escalated in particular. The best women NGO in Dehradun, Samarpan works for the welfare of women to give them a brighter future. A woman ensures stability, progress and long-term development of any institution she holds be it a household, a company or a nation. Sadly, people of the world keep forgetting the value of a woman.
These days women are given a status of some sort of lower-class civilization and to return their status we at the best women NGO in Dehradun, Samarpan are determined for women empowerment. We know that women abuse is a human right violation, many women do not even know that they are being exploited and we help to educate them about their rights.
“1 in 3 women around the world has experienced some kind of violence from their intimate partner” as reported.
It has been observed that since the lockdown the reporting on women helpline numbers has substantially increased. Stay-at-home orders might have been successful in stopping the virus but extensively raised domestic violence on women.
- Violence must be prevented
impact of violence on women can stay with her for the rest of her life. This can take a toll on her physical as well as mental health causing injuries, unwanted pregnancies, depression, anxiety, sexually transmitted diseases and many other health issues.
To prevent women abuse we have to promote gender equality.
We have to address systemic loopholes, economic and social inequalities.
We have to ensure women have access to education, work, healthcare facility, safely and without any gender discrimination.
Proper investigation, strong policy-making and enforcing laws that support gender equality might bring a change in this world.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general said “Violence against women is endemic in every country and culture, causing harm to millions of women and their families, and has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.” That being said no vaccine can stop violence against women.
This collective effort will bring change on the smaller level and remember ‘a spark can cause fire’ so don’t underestimate your efforts and keep empowering women.