COVID-19: Create your safety plan in case of domestic violence
During confinement know your options for seeking help and/or reporting
Gender-based violence may be physical, psychological or sexual violence perpetrated against someone because of being woman, girl, adolescent or an LGBTI person.
Family violence is any type of abuse by a family member against another. In confinement situations, gender-based violence and family violence may constitute a greater danger, particularly for girls, adolescent girls and women.
Keep a list handy with important phone numbers you can call for help. Use your mobile phone to download an available app for reporting violence in your country which alerts your support network about any difficulty or attack.
Be careful with the messages you send, since the perpetrator may check your mobile device or your personal computer.
Keep you phone charged and, if possible, keep your data plan active. Locate open Wi-Fi connection spots.
Stay in touch with your friends, relatives and neighbors. You can create a safe word to alert your support network if you are in danger.
If you need professional psychological support, contact the available psychological help lines in your country.
Keep a bag handy with your official documents, identification document, passport, and that of your children along with money, medicine, credit cards and clothes.
If you cannot leave home, look for a safe place in your house where you can be safe, and where there are no dangerous objects, and ask for help from people that might be near your surroundings.
If you are facing a dangerous situation, leave the house if you can. Ask for help.
Create a password with them in order to alert them of danger so they can stay away from the conflict or, if they are old enough, even call or look for help.