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More Than 8,000 Victims Of Family Violence Were Victims Of Sexual Assault.

More Than 8,000 Victims Of Family Violence Were Victims Of Sexual Assault.

The number of sexual assault victims nationally rose to their highest point in seven years in 2016 according to new crime figures released by the the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday. During 2016, 23,052 victims of sexual assault were recorded around the country, up from 21,948 in 2015. The increase also marks the fifth consecutive […]

Women Lawyers Association Calls On Ladies To Be Careful When Choosing Partners

Women Lawyers Association Calls On Ladies To Be Careful When Choosing Partners

Quarrels break out in some families as a consequence of the President’s order for couples to legalize their marriage. First wives ask for the review of the law that governs marriage in Burundi. Many couples rush to commune offices to marry. The problem arises when the husband has more than one wife and chooses to […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – Broken And Drained

The Kiosk With Madame K – Broken And Drained

Continued from the last episode. Welcome to the kiosk my kiosk people, good to have you here once again. Amaka shared the brutality of her husband with us, which was really very surprising to everyone. Seeing Amaka, you will never assume that she would be going through such. She looked too clean. ”Madame K, he hits […]

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

“I would beat her,” the Algerian man confirmed, “not hard, just normal.” His response to the question, “Would you beat your wife?” aired on Ennahar, an Algerian TV channel in March, alongside several similar answers. sparked outrage on social media. The show betrayed an acceptance of domestic violence among many Algerians that contributes to abuse […]

Uganda: Encourage People To Report Domestic Violence

Uganda: Encourage People To Report Domestic Violence

This week, one woman’s denouncement of domestic violence and action to seek divorce on those grounds made fodder for local media and social media. Ms Daniella Atim, the estranged wife of renowned local artiste Joseph Mayanja aka Chameleone, filed to dissolve their nine-year marriage on Tuesday at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court, citing assault that begun […]

Tanzania : 85year Old Man Stabs His Wife With An Arrow

Tanzania : 85year Old Man Stabs His Wife With An Arrow

A 36-year-old woman from Maburi Village sustained serious wounds after her 85-year-old husband allegedly stabbed her several times in the abdomen with an arrow. Mara Regional Police Commander Jaffari Mohammed identified the woman as Nyamosi Nyangaresi. Mr Mohammed said the woman is currently admitted to the Nyerere District Hospital. He said the incident occurred on […]

Zimbabwe: Domestic Violence Tops Up By 20%

Zimbabwe: Domestic Violence Tops Up By 20%

Domestic violence cases increased by 20 percent last year in Harare as compared to 2015, as police officers have been urged to continue sharpening their crime prevention strategies in order to safeguard life and property and reduce fear of crime in the province. Last year, police also managed to reduce crimes of concern by 5,4 […]

Moroccan TV ‘Sorry’ For Makeup Tips To Hide Domestic Violence

Moroccan TV ‘Sorry’ For Makeup Tips To Hide Domestic Violence

Moroccan state TV has admitted that a segment which showed women how to hide bruises with makeup was “completely inappropriate.” Hundreds of women have signed a petition expressing their outrage. Morocco’s national television service 2M admitted Sunday that a makeup tip segment recommending that women should camouflage traces of domestic violence had been broadcast “in […]

Namibia: Woman Stabbed And Burned To Death

Namibia: Woman Stabbed And Burned To Death

Helaria Hainane, 48, became the latest casualty of domestic violence after she was allegedly stabbed and set on fire with a chain tied around her neck at Okahamevona at Okongo last week Thursday. Hainane’s younger sister, Nadula Hainane, told New Era that apart from the burned body, there was apparently a ditch dug at their […]

Chemical Castration Of Sex Offenders In Turkey Condemned By Women’s Groups

Chemical Castration Of Sex Offenders In Turkey Condemned By Women’s Groups

Women’s rights groups, lawyers and doctors have condemned Turkey’s decision to introduce a mandatory chemical castration programme for convicted sex offenders, arguing the treatment does not address the underlying reasons for widespread violence against women, and that bodily punishment will instead lead to increased abuse. Özgül Kaptan, director of the Women’s Solidarity Foundation (Kadav), has […]