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Domestic Abuse Victims Honoured With Unfinished Portraits

Domestic Abuse Victims Honoured With Unfinished Portraits

A young British artist is commemorating domestic abuse victims killed by their partners or exes with a series of unfinished portraits – drawing each woman for just one minute for every year she lived. “The pictures highlight how these women’s lives were cut short. They are incomplete because the women were never allowed to live […]

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Abolish P3 Form Charges for GBV Cases, Plead Women

Women activists in Kilifi have called upon the County government to abolish the Sh3,000 charged for P3 forms in cases of domestic violence. They said the amount is too high for vulnerable girls and women and that it has denied them justice, especially at this time when domestic violence cases are on the rise in […]

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey published on Thursday found. More than half the 850 women interviewed in 15 African nations also reported a rise in sexual violence and almost one in three had observed […]

‘Groundbreaking’ Lesotho Study Reveals High Cost Of Domestic Violence

‘Groundbreaking’ Lesotho Study Reveals High Cost Of Domestic Violence

Countries could save billions of dollars a year by tackling the “disgusting pandemic” of domestic violence, the Commonwealth secretary-general said as economists estimated the scourge cost the tiny African kingdom of Lesotho 5.5% of GDP. Patricia Scotland said domestic violence burdened health, police and judicial services, led to absenteeism at work and school, and permanently […]

Polish Ruling Party Distances Itself From Proposal To Exit Domestic Violence Treaty

Polish Ruling Party Distances Itself From Proposal To Exit Domestic Violence Treaty

Poland’s conservative ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) distanced itself on Sunday from a proposal by the justice minister to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women, saying not all in the coalition were in favour. PiS and its coalition partners closely align themselves with the Catholic Church have previously criticised the Istanbul […]

Black Women March For Equality

Black Women March For Equality

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black woman […]

UK Domestic Abuse Chief Fears More Murders As Lockdown Eases

UK Domestic Abuse Chief Fears More Murders As Lockdown Eases

As lockdown lifts, women in violent relationships risk new attacks and even murder as many see a window to escape, according to Britain’s first domestic abuse commissioner. Nicole Jacobs urged the public “not to look the other way” but to watch for telltale signs of domestic abuse following a surge in calls to helplines in […]

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Here We Go Again

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Here We Go Again

Just before you begin: This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change agents. I hope this stirs a thing up as you […]

Over 1400 GBV, Domestic Abuse Cases Opened In Gauteng During Level 5 Lockdown

Over 1400 GBV, Domestic Abuse Cases Opened In Gauteng During Level 5 Lockdown

Gauteng police have opened 1 426 cases linked to gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic abuse since Level 5 lockdown was implemented. The majority of cases were reported in the Johannesburg police area, followed by Tshwane, Sedibeng, the West Rand and Ekurhuleni. Johannesburg police stations registered 295 cases of GBV and domestic violence, Tshwane 365, Sedibeng […]

J.K. Rowling Donates To Coronavirus Victims Of Domestic Violence, Homeless

J.K. Rowling Donates To Coronavirus Victims Of Domestic Violence, Homeless

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has donated 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) to help victims of domestic abuse and homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic after recovering from the virus herself. The British writer said the money would be split between the charities Crisis and Refuge, which help the homeless and victims of domestic violence respectively. […]

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