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Central African Republic Seeks Justice For Rural Victims Of Sexual Violence

Central African Republic Seeks Justice For Rural Victims Of Sexual Violence

Restoring court operations in rural parts of the war-torn Central African Republic is vital to tackling sexual violence and ensuring victims can seek justice, a top government official said, as the coronavirus pandemic fuels gender-based abuse. Rape has been widely used as a weapon of war in the country of 4.6 million, which is still […]

Factory Workers In Leicester Are Scared To Report Labour Exploitation For Fear Of Losing Jobs

Factory Workers In Leicester Are Scared To Report Labour Exploitation For Fear Of Losing Jobs

Britain’s efforts to stop labour exploitation in the local supply chains of fashion brands such as Boohoo will only succeed if workers are encouraged to report abuses without fear of retaliation, its anti-slavery tsar said on Thursday. Online fast fashion retailer Boohoo this week said it was investigating its supply chain in Leicester, central England after media […]

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 […]

Women’s Super League Champions Chelsea Donate Prize Money To Help Refuge Tackle Domestic Abuse

Women’s Super League Champions Chelsea Donate Prize Money To Help Refuge Tackle Domestic Abuse

Newly crowned Women’s Super League (WSL) champions Chelsea will donate their prize money of 100,000 pounds ($127,830) to UK charity Refuge to support women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea was awarded the 2019-20 WSL title by the English Football Association last week on a basic points-per-game basis after the […]

Coronavirus To Have ‘Catastrophic’ Impact On Women With Domestic Abuse Up 20%

Coronavirus To Have ‘Catastrophic’ Impact On Women With Domestic Abuse Up 20%

The coronavirus lockdown could lead to a 20% surge in domestic violence as victims remain trapped at home with their abusers, the United Nations predicted on Tuesday, warning the pandemic will have a “catastrophic impact” on women. Tens of millions of women may be unable to access contraception and millions of more girls could be […]

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. Citing official data, a parliamentary committee into violence against women said last week that reports to police of domestic […]

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Domestic abuse charities in Europe have called for hotels and holiday lets to be turned into refuges as they warned that coronavirus lockdowns would lead to a massive jump in the numbers of women fleeing violence. Governments, support services and charities are scrambling to help thousands of women facing weeks of isolation at home with […]

South Africa: Mbalula Urges Abused Women To Leave Bad Relationships

South Africa: Mbalula Urges Abused Women To Leave Bad Relationships

Women who are in abusive relationships should leave and no police station must turn them away, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said in Elsie’s River on Thursday. “Once a boyfriend klaps [smacks] you, you must run away,” he told a packed Adriaanse Civic Hall – the same venue where the memorial service for 3-year-old murder victim […]

Love Doesn’t Punch, So Walk Away!

Love Doesn’t Punch, So Walk Away!

I looked at this man as he walked away from me and felt a great emptiness wash over me. That I was associated with the pain that man had had to live through for the past three years in any way was unacceptable to me. After he walked out of the restaurant, probably back to […]

Zambian Women Committing Spousal Homicide

Zambian Women Committing Spousal Homicide

Recent high-profile murders of men by their wives are shedding light on a rarely-discussed aspect of domestic abuse. In Zambia, ten men have been killed by their wives in the past three months. Zambia is reeling after recent incidents of women killing their husbands or partners after domestic disputes. While there are scant statistics on […]

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