victims of domestic violence

‘Every third Russian woman suffers domestic violence’


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About a third of Russian women suffer domestic violence but put up with beatings from their partners and husbands in order not to lose them, ... Read more...

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Brazil to distribute 20 mn female condoms


March 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian health ministry announced Tuesday that it has acquired 20 million female condoms that will be distributed free to the people, mainly among ... Read more...

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Protect your women, girls: EU tells Pakistan, Afghanistan


December 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, Dec 17 (IANS) The European Parliament has asked Pakistan and Afghanistan to pay immediate attention to the crimes against women and advised them to ensure better laws to protect ... Read more...

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More women needed in South Asian politics: Activists


September 15th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A rise in the number of women in politics is the need of the hour for advancement of women's rights in South Asia, say social ... Read more...

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Working women recover from domestic violence


July 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Work seems to be the way out for victims of domestic violence, according to a latest research.The study was conducted by the Univeristy of Missouri School ... Read more...

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Men too ’suffer psychological trauma from partner abuse’


April 8th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Two recent studies have revealed that men who are abused by their female partners can suffer significant psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.Although ... Read more...

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Pammie spreads Christmas cheer by visiting UK charities


December 31st, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Former 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson helped spread Christmas cheer to two charities in Britain when she visited them to lend support to their cause.Anderson, 43, visited an ... Read more...

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Victims of domestic violence are discriminated at work: Oz study


September 10th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 10 (ANI): A survey has found that victims of domestic violence are often discriminated against by their bosses, as they are denied time off for medical and legal appointments, and ... Read more...

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Four out of ten Brit men are domestic violence victims


September 6th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 06 (ANI): A new report has claimed that four out of ten victims of domestic violence in Britain are men and are often ignored by police who believe that a ... Read more...

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Delhi doctors trained to deal with domestic violence victims


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday launched a training programme for its medical officers on treating victims of domestic violence. Health Minister Kiran Walia, inaugurating the programme on "Holistic and ... Read more...

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Implement our suggestions: Women’s panel


July 5th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Expressing its unhappiness over most of the recommendations made by women's commissions remaining unimplemented, the National Commission for Women (NCW) Monday said it will consult the government ... Read more...

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Kentucky awards $1.6 million for domestic violence and sexual assault programs


April 13th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Kentucky awarded $1.6 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds for 22 programs to support victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and ... Read more...

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Urgent need to tackle child abuse: experts


April 1st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) There is an urgent need to tackle child abuse, still considered taboo in society, and educate adults on how to protect vulnerable children, experts have said. The "Protect Childhood ... Read more...

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Anti-domestic violence bill introduced in Kashmir assembly


March 26th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) A bill to protect women in Jammu and Kashmir from domestic violence was introduced in the legislative Assembly Friday. Introducing the bill, Social Welfare Minister Sakina Ittoo said the ... Read more...

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Domestic violence case can be filed any time, rules court


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a significant ruling that will help many women who are victims of domestic violence, the Delhi High Court Monday said the case can be filed any ... Read more...

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Reese Witherspoon to judge Empowering Women’s Awards


March 18th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): Actress Reese Witherspoon is set to assume the role of a real life judge for a pioneering women's awards ceremony.The Oscar-winner/campaigner will oversee the nominations and winners ... Read more...

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Attacks against women grow in Nepal’s ‘zero violence’ year


March 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) In addition to growing attacks on the media and businessmen, Nepal has also witnessed a sharp rise in violence against women despite the new government's public ... Read more...

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Giving a voice to Orissa’s exploited tribal women (Feature)


February 24th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand Kandhamal (Orissa), Feb 24 (IANS) Reena Rana, a tribal woman in her 20s, is waiting for her five-year-old son to be returned to her. Her husband married another woman a ... Read more...

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Tory says his homosexual gaffe has made him a ‘gay celebrity’


February 8th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.8 (ANI): A Tory councillor, who is under investigation for allegedly referring to homosexuals and victims of domestic violence as "the queen team" and the "scream team" at a public meeting, ... Read more...

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Holidays stress can trigger domestic violence


December 16th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Holidays are the time when families get together for some good fun, but for many women and children, it is a time of fear and violence.David Schneider, M.D., ... Read more...

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When Gordon Brown confused Reese Witherspoon with Renée Zellweger


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown bungled in the House of Commons when he confused Reese Witherspoon with Renée Zellweger.The 'Walk The Line' star was the keynote ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s law on domestic violence will increase divorces’


August 25th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan's just-enacted law against domestic violence will increase family feuds and divorces and could also result in old, weak and indisposed men being made to suffer, says ... Read more...

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Chris Brown’s plea deal branded a ‘joke’ by justice campaigners


June 24th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 24 (ANI): After singer Chris Brown made a plea deal, and was let off without a jail term for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, justice campaigners have come forward to ... Read more...

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Free medical aid for domestic violence victims in Madhya Pradesh


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 3 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to provide free medical treatment to victims of domestic violence under the Usha Kiran scheme, an official said Wednesday. "Victims of ... Read more...

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Call for TV ban on Knightley’s ‘too violent’ domestic violence ad


April 26th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): An anti-domestic violence advert, starring Keira Knightley, has been branded "too shocking" by advertising censors.The British actress did the public service advertisement titled Cut, for Women's Aid, ... Read more...

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Top UN rights official in India, meets activists (Lead)


March 22nd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived here Sunday on a two-day visit and discussed the situation in Sri Lanka with rights activists here. Pillay ... Read more...

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Top UN human rights official arrives in India


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay who arrived in New Delhi Sunday on a two-day trip is expected to meet External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Chris Brown fight re-enacted in a video


March 21st, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): American ''Teen empowering group'' DoSomething.org, formed to help domestic violence victims, has recreated the alleged fight between Rihanna and Chris Brown in a public service address flick.Media ... Read more...

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Oprah says Rihannas low self-esteem made her return to Brown


March 13th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 13 (ANI): Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has lashed out at Rihanna for reconciling with Chris Brown, who allegedly attacked her, as she feels Rihannas low self-esteem made her ... Read more...

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L.A. police investigating Rihannas battered face photo leak


February 21st, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): L.A police department is baffled as to how Rihannas battered face photo taken after she was allegedly attacked leaked, and is currently investigating the case.In the photograph, ... Read more...

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Police probe leak of battered Rihanna photo on Internet


February 21st, 2009 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (DPA) The Los Angeles Police have launched an internal inquiry to find out who leaked a photograph purportedly of battered pop star Rihanna, which was posted online. The image ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpsons advice to domestic abuse victims


February 14th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Pop singer Jessica Simpson has urged women, who have been victims of domestic violence, to leave their partners and build new lives for themselves.Simpson has previously spoken ... Read more...

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Domestic violence victims have nowhere to go


December 11th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Thousands of women victims of domestic violence are being forced to choose between homelessness and returning to their abusive partners.A study by the Flinders Institute for Housing, Urban ... Read more...

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Witherspoon speaks out against domestic abuse on Brazilian stage


August 29th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has spoken against domestic violence during her recent visit to Brazil.The Legally Blonde star is touring the South American country as part of her duties ... Read more...

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President Patil to arrive in Indore today


June 27th, 2008 - 9:46 am ICT by ANI
Indore, June 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will arrive here on a two-day visit today to participate in several functions.During her visit, President Patil will dedicate the Choithran Netralaya to ... Read more...

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