Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the implementation of the lockdowns, advocates, scholars and even the United Nations have warned about a global increase in domestic violence. Every month, an average of 52 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner, and during the pandemic, it’s much harder for victims of domestic abuse to get help. Abusers with firearms are 5x more likely to kill their victims.
Firearms statistics cited from Guns and Violence Against Women: America’s Uniquely Lethal Intimate Partner Violence Problem
Jay Lipman, a co-founder of Ethic, is driven by the need to address climate and environmental risks with the resources to which we each have unique access. He has been ranked among the Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs. Born in the UK, he now lives in San Francisco. Previously, he managed the capital of ultra-high-net-worth investors in Deutsche Bank's cross-asset capital markets structuring and sales team.