Children’s Human Rights in the Contexts of Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

Mother and child holding hands

In their new research article, Dr Claire Houghton (Research Training Centre, University of Edinburgh) and Dr Fiona Morrison (University of Stirling) discuss how policy measures introduced to address COVID-19 had profound impacts on the lives of children and women experiencing domestic abuse. It recommends the integration of human rights instruments when impact assessing policy to ensure that children’s rights, and the relationality of women and children’s rights and domestic abuse experiences, are made visible.


Read the full article in the International Journal of Human Rights.



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