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Research by UNFPA and UN Women in collaboration with analytics company Quilt.AI found that internet searches related to physical violence – including keywords such as “physical abuse signs”, “violent relationship”, and “cover bruises on face” – in Malaysia, Philippines and Nepal increased 47%, 63%, and 55%, respectively between October 2019 and September 2020. Photo: 123rf.com

Online misogyny, including trolling, sexual harassment and victim-blaming, saw a rise during the pandemic, according to Covid-19 and Violence against Women: The Evidence behind the Talk, a report by UNFPA and UN Women.

According to data in the report, internet searches related to physical violence – including keywords such as “physical abuse signs”, “violent relationship”, and “cover bruises on face” – in Malaysia, Philippines and Nepal increased 47%, 63%, and 55%, respectively between October 2019 and September 2020.

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