Domestic abuse is not recent, globally widespread and it will be wrong to deny the possibility that violence against women would escalate during the pandemic.
The timely awareness and concern shared by numerous organizations working on women and abuse problems about the increase of domestic violence are good efforts to warn the State and its agencies to take effective preventive steps to counter this issue, fostering more interest and greater need for resources.
Data on domestic abuse since the pandemic is still sparse and the exact proportion of the occurrence of such incidents is not known. In order to gather information, provide advice, and increase awareness about the unique effects of the pandemic and its implications on women, several companies and agencies are taking major steps. Agencies and NGOs stated that more calls were received relative to the non-pandemic era (Konokkara, 2020). It is not clear, however, whether these calls are connected to a crime or other means of assistance, such as where food, medication, and other vital things can be accessed during the lockout.
Where both are similarly aggressive, domestic violence affects both males and females. In such a situation, the cases mentioned imagining one side of the story portraying women as being vulnerable to domestic violence as lesser sex where men are offenders, and women are victims.
It also raises questions about gender inequality in reporting from a female viewpoint on domestic abuse incidents, sidelining male problems. While existing data are useful alternatives in the absence of population-based projections before and after the COVID-19 lockdowns, suggesting an upswing in global re-victimization of crime, it would be early to extrapolate or relate such recorded cases specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic alone.