Getting our heads together to tackle lockdown abuse

05 April 2020 - 00:00 By SUNDAY TIMES EDITORIAL

There are many reasons someone would struggle to leave an abusive relationship, among them that the abusive partner could take revenge, including murder, or that their self-esteem has been destroyed by the relationship, or that their partner has isolated them from their family and friends. Covid-19 has just added another reason. They cannot leave home.

As people grapple with the new pressure-cooker reality of living 24/7 in each other's space, abused women and children (and some men) are trapped in the home with their abusers...

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