Updated: Apr 9, 2020
Award-winning Global Keynote Speaker, Mildred D. Muhammad, has released an ebook titled: Being Abused While Teleworking During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Safety Guide for Victims of Domestic Abuse/Violence & Awareness for Bystanders, which is aimed at assisting victims as well as offering suggestions to employers and bystanders to protect victims from domestic abuse/violence.
As the world continues to suffer from the effects of the Coronavirus, many companies have gone virtual, requesting non-essential staff to work from home as preventive measures to curtail the pandemic. Now that teleworking is a reality, domestic abuse/violence cases have started rising. Previously, leaving the home to go to work offered a sense of relief to the victim. But now, they are trapped, alone and scared.
Seclusion of victims of domestic abuse and violence has sparked the need for new measures since it is unclear how long teleworking will continue at the current level.
Domestic violence is a social issue that affects people of all ages, genders, cultures, sexualities, and levels of income. Although, statistically, women tend to be more at the receiving end, it’s not a problem exclusive to women as men have also reported cases.
Mildred D. Muhammad, International Expert Speaker for the US Dept of State, Certified Consultant with the US Dept of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Advisory Board Member for The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Advocacy Network’s Advisor as well as a Trainer and Certified Professional/Personal Development Consultant, understands the danger victims are experiencing.
Her safety guide addresses the abuse victims of domestic abuse and violence are facing during this pandemic. Also, keep in mind that domestic violence is a worldwide epidemic. Understanding the danger to the victims safety and how to assist them is imperative.