- Aug 9, 2020
Thousands of people in Warsaw and some other cities in Poland protested Friday against plans by the conservative government to withdraw from Europe’s Istanbul Convention against domestic violence and violence against women and children.
Amid global coronavirus lockdowns, domestic violence has emerged as “a pandemic within a pandemic,” said Catholic clinical psychologist Christauria Welland.
Church officials and experts in Africa say domestic violence is rising during government-enforced measures to fight COVID-19. Now, African Catholic leaders want the crimes tackled.
England’s bishops are urging parish communities to be on the lookout for domestic abuse, after a spike in cases has been reported by a leading charity.
Amid changing immigration laws and deportation threats, advocates and lawyers have seen a decrease in immigrants who are victims of domestic violence seeking help and reporting abuse to law enforcement.
Ireland’s bishops are calling on the island’s parishes, schools and Catholic communities to help those suffering from domestic abuse.