tirsdag 7. april 2020

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence

The surge of domestic violence in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns points to the ineffectiveness of its Anti-Domestic Violence Law.The surge we are observing in domestic violence cases globally during lockdowns proves that the home is often the most violent space for women. Abuse can happen behind closed doors, and this is especially so for women in China. Domestic violence has increased threefold in Hubei province, the heart of the initial coronavirus outbreak, from 47 cases last year to 162 this year.

Domestic violence in China has become a more visible issue in recent years, but the first law that specifically targets the problem was only passed in 2015.