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“Like covid-19, the assaults became part of her new normal. ‘I know how the world looks at someone who is suffering in this way,” said Umm Zeid, speaking in August on the condition that a nickname be used to protect her identity. ‘But I can’t talk to anyone,’ she said. Her voice cracked. ‘It’s better that I carry the burden myself, rather than burden the whole family.'” WaPo (Gift Article): The pandemic caused a global surge in domestic violence. For victims with few options, abuse has become the new normal.

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