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RUIZ-PEREZ, Isabel  and  PASTOR-MORENO, Guadalupe. Measures to contain gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gac Sanit [online]. 2021, vol.35, n.4, pp.389-394.  Epub Dec 27, 2021. ISSN 0213-9111.

Crises, emergencies and times of unrest have been linked to increased interpersonal violence, including violence against women. Following the declaration of alarm status and quarantine, different measures have been implemented to mitigate the possible effect of gender violence (Contingency Plan against Gender-Based Violence in Coronavirus Crisis or Royal Decree Law on Emergency Measures). This document reviews the measures adopted so far by the government of Spain, the autonomous governments and the initiatives formulated in different countries. In the absence of concrete economic measures to date, and the scenario of economic uncertainty, we conclude that it is not possible to prevent gender-based violence in a comprehensive way, without considering the increase in unemployment, temporary and instability employment, economic dependency or the overload of household chores and reproductive tasks, among other elements that facilitate it.

Keywords : Intimate partner violence; COVID-19 pandemic; Quarantine.

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