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Czech social services reported an increase in domestic violence cases up to 40 percent during the first massive lockdown. According to the research, the system of support for the victims should be improved, so that victims can feel comfortable reporting the violence. “During the pandemic, we saw an increase in intensity and demand for services. The increase continues to this day. Helping vulnerable people is inconsistent. The approach differs from person to person,” Blanka Nyklová, one of the authors of the research from the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Dana Moree from the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University, explained. Nyklová added that domestic violence should be taken more seriously, otherwise itContinue Reading