June 2020

Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

Written by Elizabeth Dartnall (SVRI), Anik Gevers (SVRI), Chandré Gould (ISS) and Angelica Pino (SVRI).

The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March-April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in SA, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence.

Opportunities for SGBV Data Collection in the Time of COVID-19: The Value of Implementation Science

Written by Chi-Chi Undie, Sanyukta Mathur, Nicole Haberland, Isabel Vieitez and Julie Pulerwitz (Population Council).

The place of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) data collection in the time of COVID-19 is the subject of closely-watched discourse. To collect (SGBV data), or not to collect?

Trauma-informed Phone Interviews on Sensitive Topics: Learning from the COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda

Interview with Sylvia Namakula and Agnes Grace Nabachwa.

Healing and Resilience after Trauma (HaRT) is dedicated to holistic healing among women and girls who have experienced human trafficking and gender based violence.

Our HaRT Yoga program uses mindfulness exercises, yoga and other movement activities to support participants in connecting with their inner resilience, building a supportive community, and overcoming the physical and emotional consequences of trauma.