COVID-19’s Economic Impact Is Forcing Some Victims Of Violence To Return To Their Abusers
The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created untenable situations for Black and brown survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, making it more likely for them to return to abusers so they can stay afloat.
A new report reveals how the intersections of the coronavirus and racism are only magnifying the economic strain on survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. The report — from the organization me too. and shared exclusively with HuffPost — was published in collaboration with FreeFrom, a national organization focused on intimate partner violence and financial insecurity.