Domestic and family violence in uncertain times
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About the event
About the speakers:
Professor Deborah Loxton and Dr Jananie William are passionate advocates and researchers of women’s health. Together they are working towards understanding the lifetime health implications of women who experience domestic violence. They will be discussing the impact of the pandemic on domestic and family violence and how they are using data to inform policy.
About the webinar:
The COVID-19 pandemic has cracked open existing inequalities in societies across the world and the global surge in domestic violence is a devastating consequence of this. This surge has resulted in the UN calling for urgent action to combat this global wicked problem. In this webinar we shine a light on the nature of domestic violence during COVID-19, why uncertain times have had such a major impact on this pervasive social ill and what the potential long-term health impacts for women living with a violent partner may be. We will also be discussing what comes next, that is, how can we all do our part to make a difference during these unprecedented times.