NB: Contact numbers if home is not a safe place during #Lockdown21
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday declared of a nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 709 as of Wednesday, therefore a lockdown is necessary to flatten the curve.
However, what IF staying at home could prove dangerous?
The reality is that it is unlikely that victims of intimate partner violence can escape the home.
NB: Using disguised language on an emergency call is a common tactic to request help without being detected, according to a leading advocacy group for survivors of domestic abuse. Click here to understand ordering a pizza.
Alternatively, you can discuss a code/ safe word with a friend and when sent to them in a sentence or thrown into a phone call, they can call the police on your behalf.
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