The world is experiencing a domestic abuse crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic. As more and more people are forced to stay at home, many victims are locked up with their abusers and some domestic abuse support services have been suspended. Persistent job losses, government inaction, delays with the judiciary and many other factors have contributed to what the United Nations calls a “shadow pandemic”.

Get help all over the world

If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic violence, UN Women provides a worldwide list of directories. You can also find a list of national agencies on The Pixel Project.