This McMaster Optimal Aging Portal shares results of a moderate-quality systematic review that examined the scientific literature on violence against women during periods of physical distancing and confinement.
o Pandemics can exacerbate gender inequalities and impact the way women receive treatment and care.
o Four types of factors increasing women’s vulnerability to violence during the pandemic: individual factors, interpersonal factors, community factors, and societal factors.
o Violence against women is a tragic and complex phenomenon, especially since this “shadow pandemic” is unfolding against the background of a health pandemic.
Published By: McMaster University Optimal Aging Portal
Publication Date: January 13, 2021
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