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Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill 
May06

Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill 

Making Contact · Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill (Encore)”   Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence and made some worse. This show looks at the challenges to survivors and their advocates posed by the pandemic and examines a landmark piece of legislation in the UK that could...

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‘A pandemic within a pandemic’: Intimate partner violence cases rise during pandemic
Sep24

‘A pandemic within a pandemic’: Intimate partner violence cases rise during pandemic

By Emily Rose Thorne, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism On March 23, residents of the United Kingdom were ordered to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Two weeks later, calls to the domestic abuse helpline shot up by 110% within a single 24-hour window. As the pandemic continues to rage, experts say that the U.K. is not alone in seeing an alarming uptick of another public health crisis: intimate...

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Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill 
Sep23

Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill 

Making Contact · Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence and made some worse. This show looks at the challenges to survivors and their advocates posed by the pandemic and examines a landmark piece of legislation in the UK that could change the way countries...

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Guns and Restraining Orders
Sep24

Guns and Restraining Orders

Guns and Restraining Orders Despite the recent increase in mass shootings in the United States, the majority of gun injuries and deaths are in fact a result of suicides, homicides, accidental shootings, and intimate partner violence. In this documentary by Making Contact’s Monica Lopez,  you’ll  hear the story of one woman’s experience of domestic violence,  learn about gun violence restraining orders,...

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