Women’s group fears rise in domestic violence cases during MCO

Ravin Palanisamy

The movement control order period has seen a reduction in the number of calls and WhatsApp enquiries concerning domestic violence, the Women's Aid Organisation says. – AFP pic, April 1, 2020.

THERE are fears that cases of domestic violence would escalate during the movement control order period, with the abuser and survivor cooped up in the same environment.

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) said while emergency calls from survivors have decreased modestly during this period, they are however anticipating the complaints to increase when the MCO is lifted.

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