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How Women Are Dealing with the ‘Double Pandemic’ of Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

Maureen Bailey from the Inner Strength Network (ISN), a London-based organisation that helps domestic violence victims, recalled the conversations she has had with one woman since lockdown was implemented.

“When the government in the UK said lockdown and don't go out, she was horrified,” Bailey says, explaining that the woman still lived at home with her abuser. "She used to ring me for the one hour break she had to go to get shopping and say, 'Maureen, this one hour is like a life-giving thing for me just to be able to talk to you.'"

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