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COVID-19 Highlights Need For Companies To Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

COVID-19 Highlights Need For Companies To Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

The global surge in domestic violence during coronavirus lockdowns highlights the need for companies to do more to protect victims and help them get their lives back on track, experts on the issue said on Thursday. Companies should offer women facing domestic abuse flexible working, extra leave so they can move home and sort out […]

Equip Police Scientifically On Rape Cases, Women Tell IG

Equip Police Scientifically On Rape Cases, Women Tell IG

The Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Ms Mary Ekpere-Ita, has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Muhammed Adamu, to use the Police Trust Fund (PTF) to equip and train police personnel on how to scientifically prove rape cases. Ekpere-Ita said that the rising cases of rape in the country warranted […]

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Telefono Rosa, Italy’s largest domestic violence helpline, said calls fell 55% to 496 in the first two weeks of […]

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From parts of the United States where child marriage remains legal to Russia, where women are banned from a host of jobs, almost every country has broken long-standing promises to eradicate discriminatory laws, legal experts said on Monday.   Rights group Equality Now urged all governments to review their laws as it launched a global […]

Hundreds Protest In Paris Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Hundreds Protest In Paris Against Deadly Domestic Violence

According to Interior Ministry figures, 130 women were allegedly killed in 2017 by their husband or partner up from 123 in 2016 Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France. Yelling “Enough” and carrying signs reading “Stop femicides” or “The planet needs women […]

Limpopo Teen Writes About The Abuse Young Girls Are Exposed to

Limpopo Teen Writes About The Abuse Young Girls Are Exposed to

A 14-year old Limpopo girl has written a book in which she tells the stories of the abuse of young women by people who pretend to be good Samaritans. Ntiyiso Amukelani, affectionately known as Amu, was single-handedly raised by her mother in a village in Soekmekaar and was confronted by many challenges such as an […]

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

About one in four of the 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 have been robbed of their childhoods by child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness and malnutrition The number of children who are married, pregnant, labourers, die violently or miss out on school has fallen by almost 30% to 690 million […]

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police here are concerned over the upsurge in cases of rape being perpetrated against the girl child, especially in rural areas. Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the province has recorded a surge in the number of minor girls raped across all the rural districts such as Gweru Rural, Mvuma, […]

A March Against Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

A March Against Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

Knights of the Order of St. Mulumba, Lagos Metropolitan Council, recently staged a sensitisation march against the menace of domestic violence, child abuse, abortion, terrorism, kidnapping and other vices. From the moment of conception, through to the development of the embryo to fetus, the formation of the body parts, up to the ninth month when […]

Croats Protest Against Domestic Violence

Croats Protest Against Domestic Violence

The rally was prompted by a recent case where a father threw his four children out of an upper floor window Several thousand Croats demonstrated in Zagreb on Saturday, demanding tougher measures against domestic violence and more training for employees in state institutions to help them tackle the problem. The rally was prompted by a […]

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