The Shadow Pandemic: Why the health response to family violence is more important than ever

One of the most distressing challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in the frequency and severity of violence against women – described as the ‘Shadow Pandemic’.

To mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, join the Royal Women’s Hospital and its panel of experts as they discuss the role of the health sector in identifying and supporting people affected by family violence; the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions on health service delivery; and how hospitals and other health settings can improve their response.