No Place to Hide: The Reality of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors During a Pandemic

RAFT Team, March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted our society—forcing millions indoors and disrupting crucial systems we depend on. Even more devastating is its ability to expose and greatly exacerbate preexisting social ills, such as the ongoing pandemic of domestic and sexual violence of women around the world.

In her latest article “No Place to Hide”, RAFT founder Indrani Goradia makes clear that homes are not safe havens for sexual and domestic violence survivors who are forced to quarantine with their abusers. With little to no respite, the added stress of coping with the effects of the coronavirus and the abuse from an intimate partner creates a more dangerous and toxic home environment. 

Indrani offers practical and hopeful tips to survivors looking to manage the added stress of an already chaotic home. Tips include turning to a trusted source for help and, above all, being kind and gentle to one’s self. 

We invite you to read more from Indrani’s article here. 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger due to sexual and domestic violence, please do not hesitate to reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).