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Fake beauty site helps Poland’s lockdown abuse victims

Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko came up with a website which on the surface looks like a cosmetics shop, but actually is a virtual helpline offering victims covert help. With families cooped up together under stress, one abuse hotline saw a 50% hike in calls during Poland’s first lockdown. But despite helping hundreds of people and winning 10,000-euro ($12,000) EU award for the page, Paszko says there is a long way to go to safeguard victims.

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