Activists say pattern of increasing abuse is repeated in countries from Brazil to Germany, China to Greece
Around the world, as cities have gone into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, the mass efforts to save lives have put one vulnerable group more at risk.
Women and children who live with domestic violence have no escape from their abusers during quarantine, and from Brazil to Germany, Italy to China, activists and survivors say they are already seeing an alarming rise in abuse.
Kate Connolly in Berlin, Sam Jones in Madrid, Tom Phillips in São Paulo, Lily Kuo in Beijing and Annie Kelly also contributed reporting
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