Increased Domestic Violence cases in the midst of COVID-19, a Shadow Pandemic

Increased Domestic Violence cases in the midst of COVID-19, a Shadow Pandemic

With respect to the observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Wednesday (November 25th), Child and Family Psychologist, Dr. June Guishard-Pine and Attorney-at-law, Ms. Rochelle Duncan spoke about a secondary pandemic that is taking place, in the midst of COVID-19 on VON Radio’s Let’s Talk program. 

 

According to the United Nations, the Secondary Pandemic also known as a Shadow Pandemic, seen as increased reports of violence against women and children have been emerging as a result of the COVID-19 mandatory lockdowns and quarantines taking place around the world.  

 

With 32 years of experience in the field of Psychology and Counseling, Dr. Guishard-Pine explained this type of pandemic in further detail:

 

 

Meanwhile, Ms. Duncan explained the duties of the St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) Government and the responsibility of every citizen in the fight against such abuse, from a legal perspective: 

 

Attorney-at-law – Ms. Rochelle Duncan.