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 […]

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Old Firm absence leads to drop in domestic violence (UK)

March 17, 2013

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Source Police broke up a protest of the Green Brigade group. Picture: TSPL By EDDIE BARNES Published on Sunday 17 March 2013 00:00 THE absence of Old Firm matches this year has led to a marked decline in the number of domestic violence incidents, Scotland’s most senior police officer has said. Steve House, who takes […]

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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. […]

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Violence against women: legal reform is no silver bullet

March 16, 2013

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source Despite numerous laws to protect women from violence, little has changed. Why are there gaps between rhetoric and reality and what can be done about them? Drama, Kralanh District, Cambodia, where custom dictates that women keep the ‘fire’ in their homes. Photograph: Katherine Brickell As the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) draws […]

UN Adopts Plan to Combat Violence Against Women

March 16, 2013

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source Conservative Muslim and Roman Catholic countries and liberal Western nations approved a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women and girls, ignoring strong objections from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that it clashed with Islamic principles and sought to destroy the family. After two weeks of tough and often contentious negotiations, 131 countries joined consensus Friday […]

Community in shock after woman raped in Wallsend while walking home

March 16, 2013

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 Source By Sophie Doughty A woman was dragged into bushes and raped in Wallsend while walking home from a night out Police tape surrounds an area on Archer Street, Wallsend A community is today in fear after a woman was dragged into bushes and raped. The grassy bank that surrounds a Wallsend war memorial became […]

Police: NY man cut ankle monitor before killing mom, raping girl in carjacking

March 16, 2013

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Source Published March 16, 2013 Associated Press March 15, 2013: New York State Police investigate a car involved in a fatal carjacking on Verplank Road, Clay, N.Y. (AP) Probation officials are investigating how a man charged with possessing child pornography managed to cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet before carjacking a woman at a mall, […]