During the early months of Brazil's COVID-19 pandemic, Rio de Janeiro police detective Fernanda Fernandes (pictured below) was certain that cases of domestic abuse were rising, but there was little she could do about it as few women came forward to file a report.
Daniela Gasparin, 38, says she lives in fear of her former partner, who was jailed after attacking her with a knife on a bus in the city of Boituva, in Sao Paulo state. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested and convicted in the case.
"Even if he is in jail, I'm still scared he will get out and come after me," said Gasparin. "This is a love I cannot understand. How can a person love and also try to kill?"
PHOTO EDITING MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI; Text editing Daniel Flynn and Rosalba O'Brien