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FACT SHEET COVID-19, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault within Communities of Color

As our nation works to address the current and future costs of the COVID‐19 pandemic on the broader society, data shows that Communities of Color have been disproportionally impacted with: higher contraction and death rates; significant economic hardship and an increased vulnerability to domestic violence and sexual assault. Disparities in the incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault within Communities of Color existed prior to the emergence of COVID‐19. However, the current pandemic intensifies those disparities given that Women of Color often have a higher vulnerability to incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault during times of economic uncertainty. This alarming reality underscores the need for community-based culturally specific Communities of Color organizations to be a critical part of the short and long‐term response to the COVID public health and economic crisis.

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