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Domestic Violence, it costs a lot

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Violence. The word immediately stabs our imagination with blood, war, terrorism, the sanguine coloured flag of some nation, death, destruction et cetera. And then when we let our thought train move a bit longer, the subtle incidences of violence start cascading over our minds. One by one it comes. Starting with the poor urchin getting beaten up by his heartless ... Read More »

Domestic violence affects us all at work

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WE’LL NEVER KNOW how many victims do the best they can at work or anywhere else, even with domestic violence woven through every part of their lives. But what’s clear from national headlines and our local experience is that a batterer’s violence doesn’t always stay home when victims leave the house. Each of us actually has the issue woven through our ... Read More »

Domestic violence experienced by 30% of female population, survey shows

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More than 1.1 million or 7% of women and 720,000 or 4% of men have been victims of some kind of domestic abuse in the past year, official crime figures reveal. The full scale of the hidden world of sexual assault, family abuse and stalking is revealed in official figures that show that nearly 5 million women or 30% of the adult ... Read More »

USA – Costs of Domestic Violence – Lives, Expenses, Losses

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A woman comes to the doctor with depression, fatigue and insomnia. A co-worker stays late in the office even when there is not much to do. A sales associate appears tired and distracted. For each of these individuals, domestic violence – physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse against an intimate partner – could be the underlying cause of distress. ... Read More »

Shocking rise in domestic violence in Dorset

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DORSET Police are dealing with a case of domestic violence every hour of the day. Officers receive on average 700 reports of domestic abuse per month across the county and have dealt with more than 36,000 incidents of domestic violence in the last five years. Figures obtained by the Dorset Echo under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the shocking ... Read More »

Lebanon: Some Women Slip Through Cracks of Domestic Violence Law

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Domestic violence has found itself in the past year regularly in Lebanese headlines, as the tragic stories of Roula Yacoub and, more recently, Fatima al-Nashar, have stirred public opinion in support of a draft law which would criminalize domestic violence. But while the bill is hailed by many women’s rights activists as a decisive step, some of the most vulnerable women in the ... Read More »

Of domestic violence

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Abdul Majeed is still searching for his runaway wife, Hanifa, who fled to escape the being torment and tortured she received at his hand. Abdul Majid is looking for her not to apologize for his atrocious behavior but rather, as he privately avers, to teach her a lesson she will never forget and never again even think of leaving him. ... Read More »

Scotland urges women to speak up against domestic violence

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PANAJI: British Barrister Baroness Patricia Scotland has made history several times over during her law career, specializing in family and children’s law. In 1991, she was the first black woman to be appointed as the Queen’s Counsel. In 2007, she became the first ever woman to be appointed attorney general for England since the position’s inception in 1315. On Saturday, when the baroness delivered ... Read More »

Afghan Men Speak Up About Domestic Violence

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Sabur has moved out of his marital home on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif. It was the only way to escape the domestic abuse he suffered at the hands of his wife. “We’ve been constantly having arguments, and sometimes my wife loses her cool and gets violent,” Sabur says, pointing to a bruise and cut on his forehead. In an ... Read More »

Domestic violence on the rise in Las Vegas area

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Angela pleaded and begged her boyfriend not to kill her as he held a gun to her cheek. It was the third time that evening her boyfriend had snapped. “I remember blacking out after he choked me with an auxiliary cord,” said the 28-year-old, who asked that her last name be withheld. “I woke up and he was shaking me, ... Read More »