UN Women UK To Set Up Platform For Abused Women During Lockdown
Isolation As An Abusive Tactic
Isolation from support networks is a key tactic used by perpetrators of abuse, and has dangerous consequences. Removing access to friends, family and weakening support networks enables an abusive partner to gain increased control over a victim. Enforced isolation due to other means will aggravate relationships where this is already happening.
Societal Stress And Violence
Public services are going to be increasingly stretched beyond their means, so there is a role for everyone to play in reducing the impact of social distancing, reaching out with emotional and practical support, and acting fast to any signs of abuse. Technology provides a lifeline to the vulnerable to have equal access to safety, health and freedom – and this is particularly important at difficult times such as this. Find out more about UN Women UK Everyday Allyship platform.