Covid-19 Presents Heightened Risks For IPV Victims

The pandemic means abused and the abusers are stuck at home together. Photo by Melanie Wasser/Unsplash

By Alexis McCowan, The Undivided for The Howard University News Service

Stay-at-home orders are meant to protect communities during the pandemic but for some, home is the most dangerous. How are people experiencing domestic violence due to intimate partner violence (IPV) doing during the pandemic and what resources are available?

 In this episode, host Alexis McCowan interviews women who work closely with people experiencing domestic violence. The guests:

 Kiersten Stewart, director of public policy and advocacy at Futures Without Violence

, Sandra Jackson, director of operations at House of Ruth

 and Linley Beckridge, communications and outreach director at Doorways for Women and Families.