'So-called' honour based violence ends in death outside courtroom for Pakistan woman

'So-called' honour based violence ends in death outside courtroom for Pakistan woman

WNN Breaking Story update May 30, 2014: Lahore police have released information saying that honour violence victim Farzana Parveen’s husband, Mohammad Iqbal, had been arrested in October 2009 for killing his first wife Ayesha Bibi before he married Farzana. Iqbal also said, according to AFP news, in a phone conversation that he killed his wife because […]

New Palestinian music video travels in time to depict honour violence

New Palestinian music video travels in time to depict honour violence

WNN breaking (WNN/UNW) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: “Before she was murdered, she wasn’t alive. We’ll tell her story backwards from her murder to her birth…” begin the Arabic rap lyrics, soon interlaced with a mournful chorus from the renowned Palestinian soloist Amal Murkus. As if rewinding a video in slow motion, you see a young […]

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Advocacy for women under domestic violence must work from ‘ground up’

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Advocacy for women under domestic violence must work from ‘ground up’

Davinder Kumar – WNN Features (WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic’s national legislation against violence in place, as well as the international laws on human rights, it is clear that the duty to exercise due diligence to prevent, prosecute and punish violence against women should exist. But very little real protection exists for women […]

‘Half of women’ tell of emotional violence

‘Half of women’ tell of emotional violence

Simon Collins – NzHerald – Friday, 18 November 2011 (originally published 14 Nov) A family violence expert is calling for a national discussion about relationships after finding that more than half of New Zealand women have suffered psychological and emotional violence from their partners. NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse co-director Dr Janet Fanslow found 51.5 per […]