On 15th December 2011 the governmental Woman's Institute (El Instituto de la Mujer) has informed the public about the plans of the authorities in the central Castilla-la-Mancha region to close 85 counselling centres and 13 shelters that have room to house 96 women survivors of domestic violence.
In 2008, the NCAV launched a media event called “Man Can Stop Violence” to coincide with the international White Ribbon Campaign. The campaign was specifically created to get support from men. The police also became involved, eagerly sporting white ribbons to show their support. This illustrates that men’s involvement can be enthusiastic, if given the chance.
One night while relaxing at home after a long day of horseback riding, I heard a loud banging on a door downstairs. It was a man adamant to be let in. He was probably drunk. This type of thing had happened before. I thought nothing of it, but then I heard a woman scream. I also heard the man yell and throw things. I wanted to help, but I was too frightened. I did not know what to do.
An analysis shows the cost of violence toward women in Canada is $6.9 billion annually. According to the study, the price of violence continues even after a woman leaves a physically abusive partner.
Domestic violence is a tragic reality for two-thirds of women in Papua New Guinea, but the issue is largely left unquestioned and rarely discussed in public.
Family courts should be set up in the Kingdom and couples undergo pre-marital counseling to help counter increasing instances of domestic violence and help save marriages. This has been proposed by Dr. Waleed Al-Sadoon, an adviser at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call (Dawah) and Guidance. “This will help curtail family violence cases that have spread in our society.” Al-Sadoon also called for a center to be set up to deal with cases involving assault of male and female students. The center should be connected to schools, hospitals and the police, according to Al-Sadoon.
SHENZHEN, China (WOMENSENEWS)–When other brides would have been enjoying their honeymoons, Dong Shanshan was calling the police.In the next 10 months, her calls became more and more desperate as her husband, Wang Guangyu, repeatedly beat her till she passed out and kidnapped her when she escaped. Her eight calls to the police did nothing. They declined to intervene in the affairs of a married couple.
Women’s rights experts, activists and politicians from across Central Asia took part in the IWPR event jointly organised with the Tajik state committee for women and family affairs to share experiences on drafting legislation and taking practical action to end violence against women.
Vodafone Hungary introduced its “Vodafone for women's security” programme during a conference dedicated to mobile technology use in the service of more effective police intervention in cases of domestic violence. The programme uses a new mobile technology development and it is a result of cooperation between national and international experts, a non-governmental organisation and the Budapest police.
When Dulce Marlene Contreras started her organization with seven of her friends, she had just one thing on her mind: helping the women in her rural corner of Honduras protect themselves from domestic violence
Ghosts of Violence is a powerful new ballet on the subject of , which had its world premiere recently in Ottawa, Canada. Created by the Atlantic Ballet Company of Canada, this multi-media initiative brings the tragic issue of domestic violence back into the spotlight.
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