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​Rise in domestic abuse cases as families forced to stay home

Published on: 09-Apr-2020

The New Paper, page 1
 
Advocacy groups are concerned about a potential rise in domestic abuse as families are forced to stay home during this circuit breaker month. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee addressed this issue in Parliament on Monday when he noted a trend in "higher rates of domestic violence, domestic quarrels and friction in the family" since the outbreak. NTU's assoc prof of psychology, Dr Andy Ho, noted that physical isolation also makes it harder for victims to get help, and exposes them to a higher likelihood of abuse.

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