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Mon Apr 27, 2020, 04:06 PM

Domestic violence in lock down: From walking on tenterhooks to walking on a knife edge

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There was a really interesting article on the news tonight about domestic violence victims in the time of Covid-19. The UK government has announced what is a very limited fund to help domestic violence victims who need to escape from a violent partner during this time of lock down. They are also doing a social media campaign to let people know that they will be given a place of safety if they approach authorities. We are already seeing a doubling of the murders of a partner from last year, in the last three weeks of March. It must be a complete nightmare if you live with someone who belts you every night, when they get home from work, who is now at home all day. Of course the rhetoric is all well and good but the government have gutted domestic violence funding over the last 10 years and the domestic violence charities who need to rely on fund raising, at this time are having a really difficult time.

Women and some men are living daily with a really horribly dangerous timebomb. To give the Tories their due, they have acknowledged there is a problem, and in their inept, patriarchal, snobbish, privileged way are attempting to do something about it. They need to dig much deeper into their coffers though if women are to be kept safe in this time of self isolation. Shit cost money. So, I was wondering what the USA is doing about this? I have not seen any coverage on it anywhere and I was wondering if it is on anybody's radar? Because if it isn't it needs to be.

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jimfields33 Apr 2020 #1

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Mon Apr 27, 2020, 04:07 PM

1. Baby boom and divorce are going to increase huge during this.

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