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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 »

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 »

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 »

Study highlights correlation between domestic violence and crime

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NASSAU, The Bahamas — Bahamians cannot continue to ‘bury their heads in the sand’ when it comes to reporting domestic violence as the country’s crime problems will not be solved until the problem of domestic violence is solved, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin said recently. “To put it bluntly, many of the young males paraded before ... Read More »

Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan: Can It Ever Be Stopped?

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November 24th is World Day for Combating Violence against Women. On this day, Uzbek-language online social media circulated a sensational article about a young Uzbek woman [pictured above] who was a victim of domestic violence. She tells the story of how she was forced to appeal to the court because her ex-husband failed to pay alimony; when he learned of this, he ... Read More »

Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence?

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MIchelle Mills was as impeccably groomed as she was well mannered. Her nails were neatly manicured; her blonde hair sleek. Her gentle nature and diminutive, 4 ft 11 in stature seemed perfectly suited to her career as a children’s nursery worker. But Michelle’s pleasant demeanour masked an altogether more disturbing personality. Behind closed doors she was a volatile character, prone to irrational ... Read More »

Abuse victims ‘let down by justice system’

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A Dunedin woman who says she was abused by her former partner believes the court system is letting down victims of domestic violence. She felt compelled to speak out and tell her story following the deaths of Bradley (9) and Ellen (6) Livingstone, who were shot and killed last week by their father Edward Livingstone at the St Leonards home ... Read More »

Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan, Part I: Married Women (In Their Own Words)

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Asel* was a young woman, perhaps 22 or 23, with three children. The children were staying with her sister when we met in Asel’s hospital room. Asel had heard through the gossip networks of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, that there was a foreign woman in town who was asking about violence in the home. Asel was in the hospital recovering from a ... Read More »

Campaigns aren’t enough to stop domestic violence murders

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The year is still brand new. As of Monday, the area count for domestic violence murders rested at zero. In a perfect world, it would stay there. It won’t. At least we’re working on it. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, who launched a citywide campaign against domestic abuse a year ago, remains committed to the project. Police say they’re trying to ... Read More »