Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women: reflections from the theory of human motivation from Abraham Maslow
Keywords:Domestic violence, Coronavirus Infections, Social Isolation
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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Copyright (c) 2020 Luisa Souza Erthal Santos, Lorena Mara Monteiro Nunes, Bruna Araújo Rossi, Gunnar Taets
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