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Assistance for Domestic Violence Victims in Covid19 Lockdown in India

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the countries into a lockdown which has resulted into an upsurge in the cases of domestic violence around the world and India is no exception to this. Indian Center for Development and Rights, iCFDR, is undertaking a research report of domestic violence in India and also studying its rise in the Lockdown period. A part of this report is conducting a nationwide survey with a view to gain insights regarding the increasing problem of domestic violence and abuse in marriages or civil partnership during the time of lockdown in the cosmopolitan cities of India. And thereafter prepare a well research report to provide policy recommendations and  suggest appropriate solutions to policy makers . It would also work on providing the vulnerable victims with appropriate solutions including counselling and where required legal aid. This fundraiser to support this research and work, for the benefit of victims of domestic violence, majorly females and children.
‘Domestic Violence’ is an action or physical force used by a spouse in a domestic setting to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, stalking and also cyberstalking come under the ambit of the concept of domestic violence. Acts of assault, threat, intimidation and humiliation are considered to be acts of violence. The victims of domestic violence and abuse have to deal with the mental health repercussions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual disorder, depression and substance abuse. According to the data of the National Commission for Women, there has been a twofold rise in the cases of domestic abuse than what it was prior to the announcement of lockdown.
The major factors that contribute to the sudden hike in the cases of domestic abuse and violence amid the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic are the frustration caused by the physical confinement and the looming unemployment that is resulted due to the global economic crisis, reduced income and limited resources for survival.
In the same manner, in extension of our work to aid and support the victims by research and analysis the instance of domestic violence and prepare a India centric report and providing policy recommendations and counselling. We are fundraising to help us complete the project and meet out the costs involved. We feel it is the duty of everyone to be vigilant and to spread awareness among the community in order to curb the intimate menace.

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Rs.100 raised

Goal: Rs.10,000

Beneficiary: iCFDR info_outline
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