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MP urges society to respect Domestic Violence Law
Bocoio – The need of every national citizen giving contribution to the Law on Domestic Violence and rights of women to be respected, was defended this Friday in Bocoio district, by a Member of Parliament of MPLA from Benguela province, Anabela Jordão. ...

 Explanation on law against domestic violence starts Monday
Luanda - The minister of Family and Women Promotion, Genoveva Lino, on Sunday here announced the start of the campaign of presenting and explaining the law against domestic violence, countrywide. Speaking to ANGOP, to mark the African Women's Day, ...

Nigeria: Domestic Violence - Matters Arising
Domestic violence is a matter that has been on the front burner in public discourse. A thin line separates it from domestic murder which can be pre-meditated or simply accidental. By definition domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviours used ...

A bumpy start for a new court
Globe and Mail
It was heralded as an innovative first for the Canadian justice system – a pilot project in Ontario merging family court and criminal domestic violence cases with a one-judge, one-courtroom approach. But at its highly anticipated launch on June 10,

Women's Council defends draft law to criminalize domestic violence
The Daily Star
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Women's Council defended a draft law to protect women from domestic violence Tuesday, following the law's rejection by the country's highest Sunni body Dar al-Fatwa and the Higher Shiite Council. In June, Dar al-Fatwa released a

Bride's Death in China Spurs Anti-Violence Bill
Women's eNews
By Jia You The death of a young Chinese bride in 2009 under the fists of her husband shocked the public about the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence. Now, lawmakers have a national anti-domestic violence bill to consider. ..

Domestic violence claims lives of 22 women in three months in Nepal
Monsters and Critics.com
Kathmandu - Twenty-two women have been killed in the last three months in Nepal as a result of domestic violence, local media reported Thursday. A report made public by the Women's Rehabilition Centre (WOREC) said 22 women had been killed in different ...

 Law on domestic violence inhibits offences within family - Minister
Malanje - Angolan minister of Family and Women Promotion, Genoveva Lino, said Wednesday that the law on domestic violence approved recently plays a leading role in controlling crimes within Angolan families. The minister said so while speaking at the ...

 Lawyer named in domestic violence case in Vastrapur
Times of India
AHMEDABAD: A complaint of domestic violence was filed against a city-based lawyer by his second wife. According to Vastrapur police officials, Neelam Vakil, 27, got married to Rashmi Vakil, 41, last month. Vakil was Neelam's lawyer when she was seeking ...

Domestic violence cases: Centre wants training for magistrates
The Hindu
The Centre has mooted the idea of imparting training to first class Judicial Magistrates and Metropolitan Magistrates to deal with the cases filed under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha ...

Angola: Campaign to Divulge Law On Domestic Violence Kicks Off
Malanje — National campaign for the divulging of the law on domestic violence was opened Wednesday in Malanje Province, in an act presided over by the acting governor, António Dias da Silva. At the opening ceremony, the acting governor stressed the ...

Domestic violence or 'honour' killing?
Toronto Star
“This could have as easily been a case of domestic violence.” It's all about power and control, said Farrah Khan, a counsellor at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in Toronto. “There was a clear pattern of domestic violence: controlling ...

Domestic Violence Can Only Be Tackled Effectively By Building A More Spiritual ...
South Asian Link
Domestic violence occurs in all parts of the world, in all countries, in all cultures, in all socio-economic groups, and in all religious and non-religious groups. We need to examine why domestic violence occurs and what are the possible remedies to ...

Mum of domestic violence victim Nicola Sutton backs campaign
This Is Cheshire
It wants records of those with domestic violence convictions to be made publically available. “Anything that can prevent other parents from going through what we had to is a good thing,” said the Orford resident. Mrs Sutton, of Neville Avenue,

Coventry charity boss fears more domestic abuse victims will die
Coventry Telegraph
THE boss of a Coventry charity says she fears more victims of domestic violence will die because of cutbacks to West Midlands Police. A report called Unravelling Equality researched by University of Warwick detailed a reduction in specialist help from ..

 Domestic violence offenders in Wiltshire in homes ban
BBC News
Nearly 30 orders banning perpetrators of domestic violence from their homes in Wiltshire have been granted by magistrates in the past month. Wiltshire Police began a 12-month Home Office pilot of Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPO) on 30 June. ...

Derry tops domestic violence tables
Derry Today
Derry has topped the poll for incidents of domestic violence recorded across the North with more than 2000 incidents being reported in the last year. Of 2282 reports of incidents, 866 offences were recorded. According to local charity Foyle Women's Aid ...

 'Denying wife access to marital home is domestic violence'
Times of India
MUMBAI: Depriving one's wife of financial support and access to the matrimonial home constitutes domestic violence, the Bombay high court has ruled in an important order. Dismissing a petition filed by Buldhana resident Salim Khan, Justice AP Bhangale ...

Qassem: Muslim authorities must recognize domestic violence
The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Muslim authorities should recognize domestic violence and religious courts should act quickly regarding any case, Hezbollah's deputy secretary-general Sheikh Naim Qassem said Monday, adding that a draft law protecting women against domestic ...

 Domestic violence resource centre gets temporary reprieve
ABC Online
A Newcastle domestic violence resource centre has been thrown a lifeline with the New South Wales Government handing over funding to keep it open until the end of the year. Local women and children's refuge, Jenny's Place, runs the Newcastle Domestic ...

Child protection laws passed
Justice Minister Simon Power said that in the 2009/10 year there were 3867 domestic violence cases in the Family Court, which each involved at least one child. ''Children are our most vulnerable members of society and deserve special protection,'' he ...

Wales tackles domestic violence head on with pilot support scheme
The Guardian (blog)
Radical pilot scheme tackles domestic violence through 'positive deviants' – those successfully facing the same challenges by acting differently. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Domestic abuse is endemic in the UK. ...

Blowing the whistle on domestic violence
The Ashburton Guardian
By Erin Bishop August 11, 2011 Domestic violence campaigners hope whistle blowing isn't confined only to the playing fields during next month's Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC). On September 9, the day of the first game of the tournament, a family violence ...

Domestic violence leaves 30-year-old in serious condition
Jerusalem Post
By JPOST.COM STAFF A 30-year-old Rehovot woman was in serious condition early Sunday morning after her partner slammed her head into a railing in their apartment building's stairwell. The attack reportedly took place after the woman escaped the ...

A case for support
Trinidad News
By CAROL MATROO Sunday, August 14 2011 The fight against domestic violence and abuse is a global struggle and in recent months, incidents of domestic violence, several ending in deaths, have been escalating in Trinidad and Tobago. ...

Domestic Violence Victims Helped by Ohio Volunteer
Honduras Weekly
By Alanna Klapp "The percentage of domestic violence in Honduras is very high,” said Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio resident Amanda Ruiviejo. “Some studies say that 50 percent of the women in Honduras experience domestic violence.” Ruiviejo is from Torello, ...

'Redressal even if harassment happened before Act'
Indian Express
In A significant judgment last week, the Bombay High Court ruled that women who were subjected to domestic violence prior to the enforcement of the Domestic Violence (DV) Act, 2005, can also seek redressal under the Act if the ill-treatment continued ...

Hundreds march in Dunedin 'Slutwalk'
Otago Daily Times
Many of the marchers carried placards protesting against rape and domestic violence. Dunedin South MP Clare Curran told a 400-strong crowd in the Octagon she was a victim of sexual abuse. "I was 23 and walking home from work when I got assaulted. ...

Decline of ethics causes delinquency, worries authorities
However, Fátima Viegas welcomed the Law on Domestic Violence approved in June this year by the Parliament, in view of the rising wave of intolerance in Angolan homes. "We all feel proud and victorious with the attainment of peace and there is no point ...

Punjabi radio host rejects charges he fanned flames of domestic violence
Globe and Mail
The host of a popular Punjabi-language radio show is dismissing charges he exacerbated the problem of domestic violence with an inflammatory discussion of the issue one day after the savage slaying of Ravinder Bhangu, allegedly by her husband. ...

Domestic violence: 13 killed over family disputes
The Express Tribune
At least 13 people, among them women and children, were killed in two separate incidents of firing in Peshawar on Tuesday. An Afghan refugee, Abdul Ghafar, killed eight people, including his own wife and in-laws, over a family dispute in the Ghari area ...

Sarah Sfeir / Saying no to domestic violence
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, size or strength but the problem is often ignored or denied. The first step towards halting domestic violence and abuse is recognizing the warning signs. No one should be scared of the ...

DA calls for Mthethwa to explain domestic violence stats
Times LIVE
The DA wants Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa summoned to appear before Parliament's portfolio committee on women, youth, children and people with disabilities to explain why his department does not keep figures on domestic violence crimes. ...

Tanzania: Girl's Rape Highlights Increasing Violence, Abuse Against Children
The report also examined attitudes to domestic violence, whereby nearly 60 per cent of girls and 52 per cent of boys believed it is acceptable for a husband to beat his wife under certain circumstances, including a refusal to have sex, burning the food ...

40 per cent Indian women face domestic violence

The Domestic Violence Act of 2005 provides for protection officers in every state. Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said, "Protection Officers have been appointed in every state. More than 6000 officers in all states and some at ...

Former AFL footballer Fabian Francis found guilty of domestic violence
Perth Now
Yesterday their decade of domestic violence came to a head when a District Court jury found the former Port Adelaide footballer guilty of eight abuse-related crimes between 1998 and 2008. The jury returned just after 5.30pm and almost 20 hours of ...

Casting call: Women needed for public awareness video on domestic violence
The North Bay Nugget
The Nipissing Transition House women's shelter is issuing a casting call for 100 women to appear in later scenes in the 60- to 90-second domestic abuse awareness video that will roll out across the Northeast. "Hopefully it will be quite powerful," said ...

19 years late, 'domestic violence' case quashed
Times of India
MUMBAI: A Ghatkopar resident's attempts to file a domestic violence and dowry harassment case, 19 years after the alleged incidents of cruelty, against a man whom she claimed to have married, has been thrown out by the Bombay High Court. ...

ICD and police report back on Domestic Violence Act
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
The police and the Independent Complaints Directorate are due to appear before Parliament on Tuesday to report back on the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. It was revealed that there are no reliable domestic violence statistics. ...

Domestic violence: Lucy's harrowing story
Malta Independent Online
Lucy remembers the adverts she's seen on television on domestic violence. Renee Laiviera (Key Expert – Dignity for Domestic Violence Survivors, Commission on Domestic Violence Survivors,
www.domesticviolence.gov.mt) explains that there is a project of ...

Turkey opens its eyes to domestic violence
The Guardian
Yet on the other hand, there is a darker side to the story that only now is being openly discussed, openly contested: domestic violence. Ceylan Sosyal was 19 and a mother of a baby girl. In Turkish, her name means gazelle. She was hunted down by her ...

Funds directed to domestic violence
By Simone Blais - Penticton Western News Affordable counselling and effective role models for men are just two things being considered for a South Okanagan intervention program aimed at curbing domestic violence that has received provincial funding. ...

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