American actress Angelina Jolie has highlighted the increase in child abuse. She said isolation has affected families across the globe and left the children at the risk.
In an essay for a publication, she explained how social distancing practices and the economic impact of the pandemic could create negative environments for children. Added that more than 100 women around the world are killed every day in situations of domestic violence, and often children witness it.
Jolie said, “Secluding a casualty from loved ones is a notable strategy of control by abusers, which means that the social distancing that is necessary to stop coronavirus is one that will inadvertently fuel a direct increase in trauma and suffering for vulnerable children. Domestic violence is already on the increase worldwide, including violent killings. ”
“It comes at a time when children are deprived of the support networks that help them cope: from their trusted friends and teachers to after-school sports and home visits from a beloved parent who allows them to escape their abusive environment. COVID-19 cut off the children of their friends, their regular schooling and their freedom of movement. With more than a billion young people living in lockout around the world, there has been a lot of focus on how to keep kids from missing their education, as well as how to cheer up and keep them happy in the isolation. ”
Angelina has tried to use her platform to support those children going through tough times.
She said: “The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children has produced a series of guides to help protect children during the pandemic, including managing stress and talking to children about difficult issues. The Child Helpline Network can direct parents or anyone with concerns to a number to call for advice and information. And there are sites that can help you if you have concerns about your own relationship. It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. It will take an effort by the whole of our country to give children the protection and care they deserve.”
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