A report by the international aid agency Oxfam notes that in many households, the pandemic has created a “perfect storm” of social and personal anxiety, stress, economic pressure, and social isolation.
PUBLISHED ONJan 2022
“It is a scandal that millions of women and girls, and LGBTQIA+ people have to live through this double pandemic of violence and COVID-19,” said Oxfam International executive director Gabriela Bucher. She said gender-based violence has led to injuries, emotional distress, and increasing poverty and suffering.
“The pandemic has exposed the systematic failure of governments around the world to protect women and girls and LGBTQIA+ people from violence against them–simply because of who they are,” said Bucher.