Violence Against Women: The ‘Shadow Pandemic’

The already-high global levels of violence against women have increased since the pandemic. Efforts in the U.S. and Britain to address it are a positive sign, but there’s still a long way to go, writes a former UK Detective Superintendent.

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Gun Sales Linked to Rise in Domestic Violence During Pandemic

Researchers at the University of California, Davis found a positive correlation between the rise in firearm purchases and domestic violence during April and May 2020. However, they did not find the same association between firearm purchases and other types of interpersonal firearm violence.

Domestic Abuse Survivors Still Unprotected by Asylum Rules

A hundred days into his presidency, President Biden has yet to restore asylum protections for domestic violence survivors from other countries as immigrant advocates say abuse survivors are still being deported to their home countries where they could face further abuse and where authorities won’t help them.