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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Gender-Based Violence: A Global Review and Analysis

Patrick Bashizi B Murhula; Shanta B Singh; Sunshine M Myende

In pandemic crises such as the COVID-19, violence based on gender grows more acutely and in order to develop and implement effective prevention strategies to combat the increase of gender-based violence during pandemics, careful consideration has to be given to factors that influence it. This study examines the main causes of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study makes use of secondary data such as peer-reviewed articles and is discussed based on the ecological theory. Its findings prove that since the outbreak of the COVID-19, gender-based violence has increased in several countries around the world due to measures put in place to control the spread of the virus. The results highlight the need to develop effective intervention and prevention strategies to reduce gender-based violence during this pandemic.

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