The Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Women in the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Regard to Domestic Violence and Rape


Authors : Dr. Sherihan Radi

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 11 - November

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The COVID-19 pandemic turned the whole world upside down. It didn't only amplify flaws in healthcare and social services system but also aggravated the situation of vulnerable groups of people such as women. The paper examines the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable women in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It aims at contributing to the understanding of the women's serious situation particularly after the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The paper adopts the qualitative method and the deductive approach. Semistructured interviews have been conducted with a target population of twelveNigerianwomen who are migrants in Egypt. Results revealed that COVID-19 has a significant negative impact on vulnerable women in Nigeria with regard to domestic violence and rape. Serious efforts should be undertaken to protect these vulnerable women despite of the pandemic crisis

Keywords : COVID-19, Domestic Violence, Rape, Federal Republic of Nigeria

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