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Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women: reflections from the theory of human motivation from Abraham Maslow

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  • Luisa Souza Erthal Santos Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Lorena Mara Monteiro Nunes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Bruna Araújo Rossi Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Gunnar Taets Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4427-7864

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.915

Keywords:

Domestic violence, Coronavirus Infections, Social Isolation

Abstract

Introduction: The pandemic and social isolation scenario caused by the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) can directly affect the prevalence of domestic violence against women in Brazil.

Objective: To reflect on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women, through an analysis over the human motivation theory of Abraham Maslow.

Method: This is a reflective study with documentary analysis carried out in June 2020, whose theoretical framework was Abraham Maslow's theory of basic human needs.

Results: Hierarchical levels were described according to the Maslow pyramid and a parallel was drawn with data on violence against women before and during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Conclusion: The paths to services related to gender violence must be updated to reflect changes in available health services. The present study demonstrated that the COVID-19 pandemic can affect women who experience domestic violence at all hierarchical levels in the Maslow pyramid.

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Posted

07/08/2020

How to Cite

Santos, L. . S. E., Nunes, L. M. M., Rossi, B. A., & Taets, G. (2020). Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women: reflections from the theory of human motivation from Abraham Maslow. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.915

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Health Sciences