Millions of women and children around the world have been faced with two pandemics amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The abuse and killing of women and children has been in the spotlight during the coronavirus after many countries around the world implemented lockdown measures to curb the spread of the virus.
This week, we look at the rising number of women killed, often by their intimate partners, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this week announced measures taken by government to assist victims of abuse who want to leave abusive environments. The President also announced the impact of lockdown levels and this has affected the rate of infections in the country.
Below is a look at some of the numbers that have made the news in the past week: