Molato BJ*, Sehularo LA, Gause G and Mokgaola IO
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing Science, North-West University, South AfricaFulltext PDF
Background: The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a public health emergency that was declared a pandemic in March 2020. The governments globally implemented lockdown restrictions to reduce the COVID-19 infections. Conversely, perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) diverted the aim of lockdown by convicting more GBV cases during lockdown. As a result, strategies were put in place to flatten the curve of GBV scourge. Aim: The aim of this literature review was to explore and describe the strategies used to prevent GBV during COVID-19 era. Setting: All relevant literature related to the strategies used to prevent GBV during COVID-19 era were used. Methods: A literature review was conducted to answer researchers’ concern of the strategies used to reduce GBV during COVID-19 era. Six databases were selected purposively to search relevant information for the review namely; Science Direct, Web of Science, Google Scholar, African Journal, JSTOR and EBSCO Delivery Service (EDS). Furthermore, reports from agencies that mainly deal with GBV phenomenon were also included. Results: Six themes emerged from this review namely support services for survivors of GBV, multisectoral approach, classification of GBV as an essential service in the COVID-19 response plan, extension of access to services for survivors, engagement of the community to report GBV and increase women’s economic empowerment. Conclusion: Different governments globally were hit by the second pandemic namely GBV during COVID-19 era. Recommendations were made for future research, nursing education, nursing practice and community.
Strategies; Gender-based violence; COVID-19 era
Molato BJ, Sehularo LA, Gause G, Mokgaola IO. Strategies Used to Prevent Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19 Era: A Narrative Literature Review. Open J Public Health. 2022;4(1):1028..