Domestic Violence against Women: World Issues
- 14 May
Domestic violence against women is a global issue worthy of attention and is not restricted to happening in a particular part of the world. The scourge surrounding this international issue is appalling:
After surveying more than 10,000 men and 2,000 women, James Lang, the Programmes Director of Patterns for Prevention, stressed the significance of data validity for selected sites accross 6 pacific countries (China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Bangladesh).
Shocking preliminary findings from his methodologies at the symposium on Gender-based Violence and Research held on the 9th of May in Beijing depicts that:
- One in two men claimed to have used physical and sexual violence against an intimate partner,
- One in four men reported to have raped a woman and
- One in 25 men admitted to have participated in gang rape."
Over 6,743,000 women, which is about 1 in 3 women in Italy, report being a victim of domestic violence.
Acid attacks on women is getting popular in Italy at the moment with the women's faces being the focal point of attack:
"Lucia Annibali, 35, got attacked by 3 men who threw acid on her face, one of her eyes is destroyed and her ex-boyfriend Luca Varani is a suspect.
Vana Del Col, 31, also had her arms and her buttocks burnt by two hooded men in her Vicenza appartment last Thursday, her ex-boyfriend who had served under 4 years for raping her in 2002, is a prime suspect."
In African countries like Nigeria, domestic violence is seen as a norm, due to the patriarchal sytem that obtains there. Although, recently some women have begun to talk abut this issue:
"Mercy Nnadi was recently severly burnt with a pressing iron by her husband who also killed their son."
- 08 Sep
People in Leeds call to tackle domestic violence
Leaders from private, public and third sectors gathered for the Voice of Leeds Summit and discussed what they could do to tackle domestic violence, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.Over the past...
- 04 Sep
Plans to tackle domestic violence in Bury
Research by Bury Council’s domestic violence and abuse steering group has found that there was an average of ten incidents a day in the past year from April 2015, reports the Bury Times.Town hall...
- 28 Aug
Domestic violence levels in Northern Ireland at highest
Police have said that the number of reports of domestic violence are continuing to rise, and from April 2014 to April 2015 there was a 5.6% increase, report U TV. Ulster University is set to release...
- 16 Jul
Welfare reforms could make it harder for domestic violence victims to leave their homes
Service director for Newcastle Women’s Aid Elaine Langshawe has said that welfare reforms are making it harder for domestic violence victims to leave their partners, reports the Chronicle Live.Ms...
- 15 Jul
Support for domestic violence survivors provided by local charities
A contract worth £1.2m a year has been obtained by Women’s Aid Integrated Services, Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid and Equation, reports Impact Nottingham. This contract uses funds from...
- 13 Jul
New fund to support victims of domestic violence
The fund will be open to proposals from local partnerships that show how the needs of victims are able to be met in innovative ways, reports 24dash. It has also been revealed that there will be a...
- 03 Jul
Domestic violence campaign launched in Sandwell
Run by charity Fry Housing Trust, Sandwell Council and Sandwell’s Domestic Abuse Strategic Partnership, the ‘Brighter Futures’ scheme will be running over the next two years, reports ITV...
- 24 Jun
Wolverhampton police see thousands of domestic violence reports
It has been reported that an average of sixteen incidents of domestic violence were recorded each day in Wolverhampton over the last year, reports the Express and Star.Of the 5,900 incidents reported...
- 15 Jun
UK’s approach to domestic violence called ‘incoherent’
A leaked copy of an official report by the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, has called for an urgent inquiry into Yarl’s Wood and a focus on repeated allegations...
- 10 Jun
Domestic violence to be highlighted in new film by students and police in Sunderland
The first year media students and third year drama students at the University of Sunderland have created four short films that cover financial, emotional, physical and sexual forms of domestic abuse,...
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