RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid the pandemic, a harsh reality, masked in many homes, now becomes more visible. The number of cases of violence against women has grown substantially throughout the world in this period when countries have implemented the required social isolation measures to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In the state of Rio de Janeiro, the picture is no different. According to data from the State Court of Justice (TJRJ), there has been an increase of approximately 50 percent in the number of cases of violence against women after the start of the social isolation recommendations . . .