4,093 domestic abuse arrests in London since #lockdown began. That’s 100 arrests EVERY DAY— Women's Equality Party (@WEP_UK) April 24, 2020
Government must pass emergency legislation:
✅ remove perpetrators during lockdown
✅ guarantee accommodation for victims
✅ fund specialist services to meet demand https://t.co/Z7RpgR3eGD
If I was attacked near my home or while out in the community, the lack of people on the road could mean no witnesses nor people coming to my aid as they did when I was attacked, for fear of catching COVID-19.
Last year, an estimated 1.6 million women experienced domestic abuse with an estimated 2.4 million adults affected overall, according to the Office for National Statistics.
I'm currently in a controlling emotionally abusive relationship and fear it could escalate like it has in the past due to heightened stress surrounding the current virus situation.
I feel vulnerable, I feel open. It's like I'm reliving all that again. He can still find me by going through my post.