Today, actress Angelina Jolie appealed to the public to draw attention to the complicated but important topic of domestic violence. The star wrote a column for Time, in which they expressed concern that because of the situation with coronavirus number of cases of domestic violence increase.
“Prohibitions and orders to remain at home led to job loss and economic instability, increasing the stress, pressure and uncertainty for many families. And this stress increases the risk of violence in the family and in the advanced economies, and in the refugee camp.
Isolation of victim from family and friends is a well known tactic of control by the rapist, and it means that the social distancing necessary to combat COVID-19, will contribute to the direct growth of violence, especially related to the most vulnerable group — children. There is already evidence of the resurgence of violence in families around the world, including a violent murder.
1 c of 15 children in America annually give in to violence, in 90% of cases — they are his witnesses. On average, 137 women around the world to kill their partners or family members every day. We will never know how many of these cases, the child may be just in the next room or be right there.”
Angelina also urged everyone not to be indifferent and offered a simple way to prevent maltreatment of children. She asked me to call regularly to those families who initially raised concerns. “Our country should make efforts to ensure children the protection and care they deserve,” wrote the actress.