The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact across the world. Efforts to contain the coronavirus are vital to the health of the world’s population, but they are also exposing children and women to increased risks of violence, including maltreatment, gender-based violence and sexual abuse.
Recent reports from countries in COVID-19 emergency have shown that restrictions in movement, social isolation and similar containment measures coupled with existing or increased social and economic pressures on families are leading to an increase in violence, particularly against women and children. In many countries around the globe, domestic violence has increased from 30% to 300%. In Viet Nam, 21 million children were at home as schools were closed during social distancing. This new reality has direct implications on child care patterns, protection and safety.
SEND A BLUE HEART
A symbol of love, non-violence and hope as a commitment to end
violence and protect children and women
Physical and Emotional
Family needs to be a happy, peaceful and loving home, free from any acts of physical and emotional violence.
Be alert and report sexual abuse against children
Keep children safe online
Provide mental health and psycho-social support for children and adolescents
Create safe living spaces for children