Shadow Pandemic, An Inequitable Gender Violence during Covid-19: A Study Based on India

  • S Arya Research Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India,
  • B Pradeep Kumar Head & Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Government Arts and Science College, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha, Kerala, India,
Keywords: Domestic violence, Women, Shadow pandemic, Lockdown, COVID-19, India

Abstract

During Covid-19, gender-based violence has been intensified and women have to be confined to aggressiveness and harassment from their abusive partners. The lockdown prevents women from moving to a safer places to avoid sexual and physical violence. Continuous calls to the NGOs and concerned authorities seeking help and support since the outburst of COVID-19 justifies this observation. Disrupted public services and diversion of resources to COVID-19 pandemic relief inhibit women from rightness and justice. This situation has soup-up violence behind the doors that leads to shadow pandemic. In India National women’s Commission reported a rise in registered domestic violence cases with the relaxation of lockdown, which points out the fact that a strong supporting system is necessary to ensure a high prior security system to women and girls all over the nation.

Published
2021-06-01
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Arya, S., & Pradeep Kumar, B. (2021). Shadow Pandemic, An Inequitable Gender Violence during Covid-19: A Study Based on India. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 9(3), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v9i3.3847
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