Domestic Violence

Prominent men urged to join fight against family violence

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Issue has become factor in Victorian election, with Labor promising a royal commission andfunding for support services Jump to comments The sex discrimination commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, says she has phoned 24 of the most powerful men in government and business to make a personal plea on family violence. “Will you use your power and influence, your collective voice and wisdom ... Read More »

287 Turkish women murdered in first 10 months of 2014

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Some 287 women were murdered in the first 10 months of this year in Turkey, as additional clauses to the law on the protection of families are drafted. Despite changes to laws, court rulings, restraining orders on guilty men, protection granted to exposed women, and the application of a panic button system, the number of murdered women has continued to ... Read More »

Disability and murder: victim blaming at its very worst

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When we hear that a murdered wife had a disability, we can find ourselves a little less horrified. But whichever way we dress it up, it remains a story of domestic violence, writes Stella Young. By now you’ll have heard the story of Geoff Hunt, the 44-year-old grain farmer who shot and killed his wife and three children before committing ... Read More »

Domestic violence is never acceptable

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About a month ago I ranted about the horrifying actions of America’s mighty National Football League and their attitude about domestic abuse. This week it got a whole lot worse. Ray Rice was a running back for the Baltimore Ravens. He was suspended for the first two games of the new season for punching his fiancee unconscious in a casino ... Read More »

Student’s Family Lose Deportation Battle

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Yashika Bageerathi’s family are told they will have to leave the UK just hours after British Airways refuse to fly the teenager. A mother who has campaigned to stop the removal of her 19-year-old daughter from the country has been told she too has to leave Britain. Student Yashika Bageerathi was due to be flown back to Maritius on Tuesday ... Read More »

Pupil discipline ‘must be shared’

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Speaking yesterday after a school discipline summit in Boksburg on the East Rand, Surty said the problems might not be in schools, but at home. File photo Image by: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Craig Nieuwenhuizen) Pupils attacking classmates and teachers, carrying guns and abusing each other sexually are a stark reality of what is happening in schools. But this ... Read More »

We need to understand victims of domestic violence, not shame them

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‘Home, with its expansive suggestions of love and safety, is not where you expect to find violence and intimidation’. Photograph: Sam Frost The absence of accurate figures on domestic violence speaks volumes about a society that disbelieves women who live in fear More than 10,000 women and children face the possibility of being murdered or seriously injured by their partners ... Read More »

Children and human rights abuses: coming to an international stage?

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Children in Australia will not be among those allowed to bring complaints of rights abuses by governments to the UN. AAP/Lukas Coch For the first time, children will soon be able to bring complaints of human rights violations to the United Nations. Although the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child has been in operation since 1990, there has ... Read More »

Time thugs take big jail hit

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If there’s one policy area in which only the narrowest band of ideologues disagree with mainstream public opinion it has to be the tough one violent crimes mantra. The community is sick and tired of reading about brutal attacks on our streets, in clubs and pubs where patrons should feel safe, or in domestic violence incidents in people’s homes. And ... Read More »