During this global health pandemic, we are regularly told that the safest place to be is at home. For many women and children, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Covid-19: Staying at home doesn’t mean it is safe.
“For Nyaneng Chuol, four months pregnant, COVID-19 restrictions mean she is confined in a camp with an ex-husband whom she says is abusive, often drunk, and increasingly restless, along with thousands of South Sudanese who fled their homes during the civil war.” (The New Humanitarian, May 6, 2020)
Always check on your family member. Give them a call as texts might not always be safe. If you’re in a situation that needs help, take courage and speak up. Don’t let it ruin your life. Staying home doesn’t mean staying silent.