Vatican City, Mar 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The Vatican COVID-19 Commission called on Monday for the Catholic Church and governments to increase support for women suffering from violence amid the coronavirus crisis.
In a seven-page document released March 8, International Women's Day, the commission said that the pandemic had "increased the vulnerability of countless women across the globe."
The text, entitled "Women in the COVID-19 Crisis: Disproportionately Affected and Protagonists of Regeneration," said that domestic violence had risen during pandemic-related lockdowns.
The commission asked governments to provide "safe spaces and services for those facing domestic violence."