Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science
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Domestic Violence throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Brief Review of the Impacts and Possibilities for Intervention

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Volume 4 - Issue 2 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CRPBS/1085

Ana Paula Medeiros* and Valeria Barbieri

Department of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Authors

Ana Paula Medeiros, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil


Domestic violence; Women; Covid-19

Received : January 20, 2023
Published : February 07, 2023


The Covid-19 pandemic stimulated social isolation and, as a result, many health systems stopped offering face-to-face assistance to users. Among the affected public, there are women in situations of domestic violence. This review aimed at investigating the impacts of the pandemic on domestic violence, as well as identifying which means of intervention were used along the period. It was found that domestic violence increased during the pandemic, but the number of complaints decreased, as a result of the greater proximity between victim and aggressor, with both staying at home throughout the days. New researches are needed so that other possibilities for intervention beyond the remote environment may be established.