Domestic Violence during COVID-19 – Solutions for Affected Individuals

Domestic Violence during COVID-19 – Solutions for Affected Individuals

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As people have been working from home for weeks now and with children being schooled from home, things can get tense in the family home, especially in the small spaces we share in Hong Kong. A number of articles in South China Morning Post, BBC, and CNN have featured articles indicating that there is an uptick in domestic violence cases as people shelter in place.

In urgent situations, we recommend that people contact the authorities for assistance. For those who need other forms of assistance, there is relief in the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance (“DCRVO” or the “Ordinance“), which came into force on 1 January 2010 for the purpose of providing “protection of persons from violence in domestic and cohabitation relationships”.

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