WAMU interviews Archi Pyati, Tahirih Chief of Policy and Communications, on the impact of COVID-19 on immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. As the pandemic continues to isolate people with stay-at-home orders, many advocates are finding new ways to provide ongoing support to survivors, especially as violence and dangers in the home increase.
For immigrant survivors of violence, it is always daunting, the idea of leaving an abuser, even if she knows the abuse is wrong, and she doesn’t want to live with it— just getting away can be a monumental task,” she said. “But in the environment we’re in now, that is increased.
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