Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Violence against women as global as Covid-19 crisis

What you need to know:

  • Last year, some 243 million women and girls experienced sexual or physical violence from their partner around the world.
  • In 2020, reports of domestic violence, cyberbullying, child marriages, sexual harassment and sexual violence have increased globally.

In late March, reports of violence against women began flooding into newspapers and onto TV screens as the pandemic picked up speed around the globe.


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