The Covid-19 Pandemic and Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the EU

Published in: European Institute for Gender Equality website (March 2021)

Posted on on March 09, 2021

by Shann Hulme, Lillian Flemons, Cátia Pontedeira, Michaela Bruckmayer, Joanna Hofman

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This study offers a preliminary overview of the measures undertaken across the EU to support victims of violence during the Covid-19 outbreak (from March until the end of September 2020), identifies examples of promising practices and provides initial recommendations for the EU and Member States on how to better support victims during the pandemic, as well as in other potential crises.

Although more research is needed to fully assess the extent of the emerging challenges, the findings from this study can be used to further explore the issues and contribute to the development of governmental strategies on prevention of gender-based violence and on crisis preparedness.

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