The nature of the public health strategies to counter the
pandemic such as lockdowns/quarantine poses specific
challenges for VAW service provisioning as survivors of VAW
may not be able to access services due to restrictions on
movement and closed centres/ clinics. At the same time, it is
known that violence against women tends to increase during
all emergencies including epidemics.
• CSOs in India responded to this crisis by re-strategising the
provisioning of support services for survivors of violence.
• 16 CSOs that are members of the Aman Global Voice of Peace
in the Home- A network of organizations and individuals,
have consolidated their experiences of responding to VAW
during the period 24th March 2020 to 15th June 2020