About the project
Corona measures such as staying at home and keeping your distance cause tension and stress, which can increase the risk of aggression. UGent experts also fear an increase in domestic violence and an exacerbation of health problems in our country.
Ines Keygnaert (Dep. Public Health & Primary Care) and Christophe Vandeviver (IRCP, NSCR, IDC CCCP) have mapped the extent of domestic violence and the specific bottlenecks in the search for help during lockdown. The aim was to assess whether victims manage to get the help they need during this crisis. With this information they want to inform politicians and health care providers so they can work together to curb the development of health problems linked to experiencing aggression during lockdown