Analysis of international practices of combating domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Скіпальська, Галина Богданівна and Лях, Тетяна Леонідівна and Клішевич, Наталія Анатоліївна (2021) Analysis of international practices of combating domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic Науковий вісник Ужгородського університету. Серія: «Педагогіка. Соціальна робота», 49 (2). pp. 192-197. ISSN 2524-0609

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The relevance of the research topic is justified by the growing number of cases of domestic violence in the period of lockdown restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic introduced by governments around the world. These include: lockdown, restrictions on social contacts and mobility. They aim at slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Financial insecurity, increased stress due to changes in typical daily behavior and social isolation, possibility of perpetrators to control their victims in everyday life during long period of time have resulted in increased level of aggression and growing number of cases of domestic violence. The international community recognizes domestic violence as one of the most common violations of human rights and freedoms of women, men, the elderly persons, children. Almost everywhere in the world, governmental agencies and various civil society organizations consolidate their effort in order to address this problem, emphasizing its concealment and complexity, as well as gaps in legislation framework regulating prevention and combating such violations. This article analyzes the best international practices of addressing domestic violence during the pandemic, as study of these practices can be useful to Ukrainian society for developing its own programs to combat domestic violence in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to specific objectives of the research, a theoretical analysis of the scientific literature and foreign Internet sources was conducted to find out specific measures taken in different countries to address domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyzed practices of combating domestic violence in Canada, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Moldova, and Belarus and identified key actions taken by governments and leading civil society organizations in these countries. The selected practices encourage critical assessment, deeper study and consideration of implementing the best of them in Ukraine

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Скіпальська Г., Лях Т., Клішевич Н. Аналіз зарубіжних практик протидії домашньому насильству в період пандемії COVID-19. Науковий вісник Ужгородського університету. 2021. 2 (49). С. 192–197.
Uncontrolled Keywords: violence; domestic violence; combating domestic violence; human rights; COVID-19
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут людини > Кафедра соціальної педагогіки і соціальної роботи
Depositing User: Тетяна Леонідівна Лях
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 13:18
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 13:18

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