COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence
After the quarantine was put into effect amidst the rise of COVID-19, we wanted to remind everyone to keep an eye out for your coworkers, neighbors, or loved ones that may be experiencing higher rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during this time.
Since many employees have been directed to work from home domestic violence incidents have increased globally while simultaneously being more difficult for victims to call hotlines. Please remember these resources are 24 hour operating lines:
Women’s Center & Shelter: (412) 687-8005
App download for Andriod or iPhone: RUSAFE
National Domestic Violence Hotline CALL: 1-800-799-7233 or TEXT: 1-800-787-3224
Take a look at this article to learn more about increased IPV globally.
Also, this article illustrates how victims, survivors, and their children continue to be at a higher risk during this time.
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