Domestic violence and cybercrime against women increased while those of harassment, sexual assault, and rape dipped, with the effect more pronounced in the country’s red zones, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California.
Red Zones include places with strict lockdown protocols. It left people confined to their homes and it makes women and children vulnerable to domestic violence.
For this research, Saravana Ravindran and Manisha Shah, professors of Public Policy at UCLA, compiled complaints registered with India’s National Commission for Women and mapped them on to districts in the red, orange, and green zones.
There were 392 complaints of domestic violence registered with the NCW’s Complaint and there were 266 complaints this time last year.