On this edition of Your Call, we’re hearing how people experiencing domestic violence are receiving support while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Organizations around the globe are seeing an increase in domestic violence calls.
Here in the US, according to the California’s Women Health Survey, approximately 40 percent of California women experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes, and about three quarters of women who’ve been victimized say they had children at home. What resources are available for those who do not feel safe sheltering in place? What systemic changes need to happen to truly address this crisis?
Esha Dholia, education & volunteer manager at La Casa de las Madres.
Jill Zawisza, executive director at WOMAN, Inc.
SF Chronicle, Michael Cabanatuan: Domestic violence rises in Bay Area during coronavirus shutdown, victim advocates say
NY Times, Amanda Taub: A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide
If you or someone you know needs help or support right now, La Casa de las Madres' 24/7 hotline is: 877-503-1850 or text 415-200-3575. WOMAN, Inc.'s 24/7 hotline is: 877-384-3578.