Dr Patrick Bashizi Bashige Murhula and Professor Shanta B Singh

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Gender-Based Violence: A Global Review

Around the world, there has been concern about the rise in the number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases as governments have placed their citizens under lockdown to avoid the spread of COVID-19. According to the United Nations Policy Brief (2020) on COVID-19, GBV is increasing exponentially due to economic and social stress, coupled with restricted