When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

Thanks goes to RFE/RL reporter Claire Bigg for this interview – (WNN/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Lady Liberty) KYIV, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. Aliona Zubchenko, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv-based International Women’s Rights […]

Rise in [UK] convictions for violence against women

Rise in [UK] convictions for violence against women

June Kelly – BBC News – Thursday, 26 July 2012 (originally published 23 Jul) Prosecutions and convictions for crimes of violence against women and girls have risen by 15,000 over four years. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Keir Starmer, said the rise was due to better training and a greater understanding of victims. The […]

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) UNITED STATES: When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S. administration promised a $25 million a year budget for programs that hope to bring domestic violence prevention organizations to the table along with recent $150 million dollar funded federal […]