Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Now, in the shadow of COVID-19 and its pandemic, communities, researchers, advocates, and survivors are seeing and experiencing a worsening of intimate partner violence (IPV).
We worked with Stanford University’s Department of Emergency Medicine and DigitalMedic to create this video series that aims to better inform health workers, community members, and survivors about the complexities of IPV while navigating the challenges the pandemic has created in seeking help.
This video series focuses on:
- The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on intimate partner violence.
- Identifying the characteristics of an unhealthy relationship.
- Ways to help yourself or someone you love who may be experiencing intimate partner violence get the resources they need.
These videos have been created through collaborative efforts between the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, El Comité de Mujeres Fuertes, and Digital Medic, to address the surge in intimate partner violence (IPV) around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented crisis has made it extremely difficult for IPV survivors, friends, family members, and community health workers to locate resources and content to address issues of IPV while navigating the pandemic. This series serves as a source of information for the broader community and for community health workers.
If you would like to use these videos in your community and are in or near Santa Clara County, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for technical support and guidance on working with survivors of domestic violence and related forms of gender-based violence.
If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline (408) 279-2962.
If you are in danger, please call 911.