SOCIAL ISOLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ITS IMPACTS IN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Como citar: Romanek TGM, Schmidt VLB. Social isolation due to the covid-19 pandemic and its impacts in violence against women. Persp Med Legal Perícia Med. 2021; 6(1)

ISOLAMENTO SOCIAL DECORRENTE DA PANDEMIA DA COVID-19 E SEUS IMPACTOS NA VIOLÊNCIA CONTRA A MULHER 

Thabatta Giuliani Monclus Romanek (1) 

http://lattes.cnpq.br/6794416954795529 –  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4435-345X    

Vitória Lúcia Bezerra Schmidt (2) 

http://lattes.cnpq.br/1930149153829393 – https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5073-9055  

(1) Universidade São Francisco, Bragança Paulista – SP, Brasil. Participou na concepção e no desenho do estudo; interpretação dos dados e na revisão final com participação crítica e intelectual no manuscrito. 

(2) Universidade São Francisco, Bragança Paulista – SP, Brasil. Participou na concepção e no desenho do estudo; interpretação dos dados e na revisão final com participação crítica e intelectual no manuscrito. 

Email para correspondência: thabattaromanek@gmail.com 

ABSTRACT 

INTRODUCTION: In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation acted as an agent to boost the rates related to domestic and family violence against women, considering the increase of some worrying indicators about domestic violence. OBJECTIVES: To expose Brazilian data about this issue, in view of the aggravation of this type of violence. METHODOLOGY: Bibliographic and documental research based on the online database SciELO, websites and technical notes published by the Brazilian Public Security Forum about domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. RESULTS: The states of São Paulo, Acre, Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso and Pará showed a reduction in the number of domestic violence incidents when comparing March 2019 and 2020. On the other hand, it was observed that the number of feminicides, calls to 190 and Ligue 180 increased in this period. DISCUSSION: The pandemic brought a closer coexistence between aggressors and victims, which, in the new context, may explain the antagonistic statistics. That is, although administrative records apparently indicate a reduction in gender-based violence, the numbers of feminicides have shown growth, indicating that domestic and family violence has risen. CONCLUSION: Social isolation was a contributing factor to the increase in the number of cases of domestic violence. It is important to maximize the different lines of action in this context of pandemic, considering that registration is fundamental to break the cycle of violence and, consequently, to contain the final violence, feminicide. 

Keywords: Violence Against Women, Coronavirus infections, pandemics, social isolation