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Analysis: Will U.N. declaration on violence against women change Egypt?

March 17, 2013

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Source Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters Women shout slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a protest rally near Tahrir Square in Cairo on March 8, 2013. By Charlene Gubash, Producer, NBC News, News analysis After a decade of disagreement, 130 nations decided on Friday to adopt a historic, […]

Justice Minister: Violence against women a major problem (Finland)

March 17, 2013

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Source Finland is far behind the other Nordic and Western European countries when it comes to reducing and preventing violence against women, a situation that is unacceptable, says Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson. Image: Mikko Suhonen Speaking Saturday to a gathering of the women’s organization of the Swedish People’s Party, Henriksson said that a full 18 […]

Domestic violence kills 26 women in Turkey (Turkey)

March 17, 2013

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Source ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 16 (UPI) — At least 26 women and three children have been killed in Turkey as a result of domestic violence during the first two months of 2013, officials said. Republican People’s Party Ankara deputy Aylin Nazliaka said during a press meeting in the Turkish parliament 22 women were raped in […]

Survey: More women think dometic violence is justified (Uganda)

March 17, 2013

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Source Police publicist Judith Nabakooba looks at the back of a woman who was allegedly burnt by her husband with a flat iron. newvision Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, the Isis-WICCE’s executive director, linked domestic violence to early marriage. Many girls are married off before they turn 18, which leaves them at the mercy of their husbands. […]

Violence Against Women Declined By 64% Over 10 Years, But Progress Has Stalled

March 16, 2013

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Source Violence Against Women Declined By 64 Over 10 Years But Progress Has Stalled Last week, President Obama signed the newly reauthorized Violence Against Women Act into law. The new law expands protections from sexual and domestic violence to more groups and funds training for police and for judges, strengthening the criminal justice system’s response […]

Group report: ‘Don’t mind your own business’ in domestic violence cases (U.S.)

August 2, 2012

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By Meghan Cooke and Carmen Cusido In eight recent domestic violence homicides in Mecklenburg County, family or friends of the victims knew about emotional abuse or physical violence between each of the couples before the killings. That’s the finding highlighted by a new report by the county’s Domestic Violence Fatality Prevention and Protection Review Team, […]

Domestic violence against women down in 2011: survey (Taiwan)

August 1, 2012

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Source Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Approximately 1.4 percent of women in Taiwan experienced domestic violence in the period between July 2010 and June 2011, down slightly from 1.7 percent five years ago, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Ministry of the Interior. Among the victims, 1.2 percent suffered psychological abuse, […]

New law proposing severe punishment for violence against women enters Colombian Congress (Colombia)

August 1, 2012

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Source:Colombia Reports A new law demanding harsher punishment for violent crimes against women was introduced in Colombia‘s Congress Wednesday. The severe penalties of the “Rosa Elvira” law will condemn violators of feminicide, a political term for misogynist violence against women that results in death, to 33 to 50 years of prison. Public officials or members […]

Early marriage robs children of their opportunities

August 1, 2012

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Source By Graça Machel and Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel was the first education minister of Mozambique. Desmond Tutu is archbishop emeritus of Cape Town and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. They are members of The Elders, a group of independent leaders working for peace and human rights. “If adults know child marriage is wrong, why do […]

Domestic violence: psychology research focuses on sexist men

July 31, 2012

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Source A new University of Houston (UH) experiment takes an unconventional look at the treatment for domestic violence, called intimate partner violence (IPV) by the researcher and three other people, by focusing on changing the perpetrators’ psychological abuse during arguments. They call is an experiment but how do you experiment in domestic violence? Probably worth […]