The National Commision for Women (NCW) has now launched a WhatsApp number to help and assistance women experiencing domestic violence.
The whatsapp numer is 7217735372.
Taking to Twitter, National Commision for Women said: “@NCWIndia have launched a 'WHATSAPP NUMBER' for help & assistance to women experiencing #DomesticViolence at wake of #Covid19Lockdown.”
NCW chief Rekha Sharma said,“Domestic violence cases have doubled than what it was before the lockdown. The cases of domestic violence are high in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Punjab.” The total complaints from women rose in the period between 23rd and 30th of March 2020.
The stay at home order even though is the best way to beat COVID-19 it is detrimental for women who are stuck in abusive relationships. More time with family may be good for some but for those stuck in abusive relationships it is not so. Domestic violence has been on the rise globally since almost the entire world now is staying indoors. India is no exception.