No Lockdown of Domestic Violence during COVID-19

Simran Bhaskar
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

Domestic violence is a very well known and most frequent toward women’s across the globe. Domestic violence against women is understood as a situation supported and reinforced by gender norms and values that place women in a subordinate position in relation to men. It is an blatant expression of patriarchy. A situation like COVID-19 has been a shadow for the growing crimes against women; domestic violence has not only a public health issue but also a human rights crisis. Through the course of this paper I have dealt with the domestic violence amidst outbreak of COVID-19.  I started by putting that how of domestic violence have increased in this pandemic situation, and then analyzed whether the steps taken by the government are in balance with the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and determines challenges that lie specific to our country. I have also stated how NGO and other international countries are providing redressal mechanism for the intimate partner violence. I have also highlight the problem how drinking of alcohol has increased the number of domestic violence cases.  I had towards the end concluded some of the effective measure that should have been taken by our country and if implemented with care it shall help us to solve this crisis.

Keywords:  Domestic violence, patriarchy, COVID-19, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, intimate partner violence.


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