Gender violence spikes up as Covid-19 control rules bite

Gender violence spikes up as Covid-19 control rules bite

May 13, 2020 COLUMNS by admin
A man and woman entangled in an argument. Photo/NMG

Sexual and domestic violence cases have dramatically shot up, with the latest statistics showing a more than 100 per cent spike in one month.

To control the spread of the Covid-19 disease, the government announced several measures, which include a national dusk to dawn curfew, partial lockdown of certain counties, closure of schools and calls to stay home. Since then, there has been a surge in gender-based violence (GBV), with perpetrators identified as mainly close family members such as intimate partners. WoN Executive Director Njeri Rugene writes on Daily Nation… Click here for more…

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