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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. […]

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Almost 1,000 women were murdered in Mexico in the first three months of this year, according to government data, showing a spike in violence that combined with coronavirus lockdown measures, advocates say, puts women in double jeopardy. The rate was 8% higher than in the same period last year, according to the data. “The deadliest pandemic for […]

Domestic Violence Incidents Decrease In South Africa

Domestic Violence Incidents Decrease In South Africa

The COVID-19 lockdown has seen domestic violence-related crimes decrease significantly since the introduction of the National State of Disaster regulations. These are crimes related to – but not limited to – murder, attempted murder, rape and sexual assault. This much was on Wednesday revealed by Police Minister Bheki Cele during a visit to KwaZulu-Natal to […]

GBV Command Centre Has Received Close to 12 000 Calls In South Africa

GBV Command Centre Has Received Close to 12 000 Calls In South Africa

The gender-based violence (GBV) command centre has received close to 12 000 calls since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national lockdown. However, only a small percentage of the calls are actually related to GBV. Statistics from the centre revealed that, from 1 to 26 of March, the command centre received 4 494 calls, 208 Please […]

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 […]

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