Domestic abuse killings ‘more than double’ amid Covid-19 lockdown

At least 16 suspected domestic abuse killings in the UK have been identified by campaigners since the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were imposed, far higher than the average rate for the time of year, it has emerged. Karen Ingala Smith, the founder of Counting Dead Women, a pioneering project that records the killing of women byContinue reading “Domestic abuse killings ‘more than double’ amid Covid-19 lockdown”

Coronavirus is a childcare crisis that could wipe out women’s progress toward equality

The coronavirus pandemic has hit working parents hard, and when I say working parents, I mean mostly working mothers. Unemployment is high for everyone, but it’s worse for women than for men, and women are more likely to have left the labor market or to be thinking about quitting their jobs. Relatedly, the brunt of caring forContinue reading “Coronavirus is a childcare crisis that could wipe out women’s progress toward equality”

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