What are some examples of responses from governments and civil society organizations to address domestic violence?
Government and civil society organizations have tried several ways to address domestic violence through ensuring the safety of women, coming up with innovative solutions and through a virtual justice system.
For example, in Canada, shelters have stayed open during COVID19 lockdown, with the provinces of Quebec and Ontario deeming shelters as essential services. The Canadian government has also allocated $50 million to support these shelters.
In Spain, a geolocation messaging service features a chat room that offers psychological support for survivors.
In Colombia, officials passed a decree to ensure continued access to vital services virtually including legal advice and other justice services.
Source: UN Women