The group of activists and experts against gender violence has provided a WhatsApp number to help women during the Covid-19 pandemic. Victims receive psychological assistance and legal advice. There is a protocol to handle each type of case.
Violence against women increased in Colombia during social isolation. Call center 155 has seen a 103% increase in calls since the quarantine began on March 25. Thus, 40 women from the “Red Solidaria de Mujeres” have offered legal and psychological guidance to the victims.
The #MascarillaVioleta campaign was launched by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to protest against violence against women as part of the “No estás sola” (meaning “You are not alone) initiative. In fifty days of mandatory quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 28,000 calls for help were answered,…
GBV activists from Gender Links are encouraging women to use the Nokaneng App which was launched in 2019 during the pandemic. This comes after they have noted that GBV cases are on the rise due to the country’s lockdown. The App provides information about GBV and also has a list…
The government has further called for such cases to be given priority and for the necessary protection measures stipulated by the law to be implemented. UN Women has warned that since the pandemic has started violence against women and girls and in particular domestic violence has intensified.
Telefono Rosa, an Italian non-governmental organisation, launched a campaign to help women who suffer domestic violence during the lockdown. This Rome-based non-profit has several shelter houses, two anti-violence centres in two city-halls and works with psychologists and lawyers to support victims. They also offer a phone number and chat for women living with their abusers to report violence.
The extra budget will help over 50 community agencies across Ontario, including indigenous organisations and those based in rural areas. Funds will help front-line staff respond to challenges caused by the health crisis, including hotels stays, transportation and meal vouchers available through the Victim Quick Response Program Plus (VQRP+).
The guidance recommends that social landlords work together with these organizations and develop specific policies to ensure victims and survivors get support. Social landlords will also have a responsibility to provide accommodation to women and children at risk.
The campaign is launched by the government and frontline services. In addition, several agencies working with vulnerable women have received extra funding, such as Women’s Aid, which has been granted €63,000 to extend the high-risk support project, The Rape Crisis Centre Network Ireland received €50,000 and Ruhama organization received €8,000…
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