Social and political circumstances, and in particular the provision of direct support to women survivors of violence, during this year were largely marked by a ban on movement and social isolation as a result of the epidemiological situation caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The National Assembly, which, as in previous years, did not exercise adequate supervision over the work of the executive power, did not react when its constitutional competence was “appropriated” by the government and declared the state of emergency that lasted from 15 March to 6 May 2020. The lack of clearly defined procedures for protection against domestic violence and the limited actions of institutions in that period, additionally put at risk women who survived violence in the family and partner context and made their protection more difficult. In addition, the greatest burden of the economic and health crisis was borne by women. The loss of jobs due to the pandemic affected women disproportionately more, and the most endangered were single mothers, as well as those engaged in health care and service activities.
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