Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko set up a website purporting to be a cosmetics shop that actually offers victims covert help.
“I was inspired by this French idea, where by going to the pharmacy and asking for the number 19 mask, you could signal that you were a victim of abuse,” the Warsaw high school student told AFP.
The 18-year-old decided that Poland could also use some kind of code during the pandemic, when families have been cooped up together under stress, with less privacy and more abuse.
During the first lockdown that began in March last year, the Centre for Women’s Rights, a Polish NGO, observed a 50-percent increase in calls to its domestic violence hotline.
The World Health Organization also reported a surge in Europe.
Paszko created the Facebook page Rumianki i Bratki (Chamomiles and Pansies) in April 2020.
Survivors of domestic violence in the United States should avoid relying on the information presented in the following video. If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233). There are also state-specific resources available here.
A viral TikTok video with more than a million views and thousands of shares across social media platforms made misleading claims about resources for survivors of domestic violence and the cosmetics company Avon.
(Warning: The following video shows a purported survivor of domestic violence with injuries on her face.)
The video, which went viral in March 2021, begins with a short clip of a crying woman who appears to have facial injuries saying, “I never thought at 30 years old, I would be in a position to feel ashamed.” The video then cuts to a different woman who appears to be TikTok user deegraham43 saying, “You don’t have anything to
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