5 Things We’re Reading This Week - April 13, 2020

As the majority of the world continues to stay at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more news outlets are covering the rise in domestic violence and child abuse.     


See below five news stories that caught our attention this week:

1. Children At Increased Risk Of Harm Online During Global Covid-19 Pandemic


Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (April 15, 2020): This news piece covers a newly-released technical note that aims to help governments, ICT companies, educators, and parents protect children in lock down.

2. A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide


New York Times, (April 6, 2020): This article covers how countries around the world are seeing surges in calls to their domestic abuse helplines, and highlights some solutions governments are putting in place.

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3. Joe Torre: My fear for many children during the Covid-19 pandemic


CNN, (April 6, 2020): In this opinion piece, former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre explains his exposure to domestic violence as a child and his concern that many children may experience it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. The Coronavirus Could Cause a Child Abuse Epidemic


New York Times, (April 7, 2020): This article covers how the COVID-19 pandemic has created the conditions for a rise in child abuse that could go unchecked.

5. In a Serbian town, survivors of domestic violence are sewing face masks for those in the front line of COVID-19 response


UN Women, (April 6, 2020): In more uplifting news, this story highlights the admirable efforts of women in Serbia who are survivors of domestic violence, giving back by sewing face masks for those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

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