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Lockdowns, Christmas holidays and domestic violence: A dangerous mix

By DW
06 December 2020   |   12:16 pm
Domestic abuse spikes during the holidays and the coronavirus lockdown will only make things worse. One-quarter of all women experience abuse in their lives and lockdown measures are making it harder to get help.

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