Covid-19 crisis triggering ‘increased domestic violence’

Measures to keep people at home are important to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak, but it has resulted in a spike in domestic violence, said Jaded Chaowilai, director of the Women’s and Men’s Progressive Movement.

Data from the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development (DWF) and Ministry of Social Development and Human Security revealed statistics of domestic violence during Covid-19 virus: 154 people had called the social assistance centre hotline in March, up from 144 in February.

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The Nation Reporter