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 […]

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

[Pakistan] Gender-based violence: ‘Make violence against women cognizable offence’

[Pakistan] Gender-based violence: ‘Make violence against women cognizable offence’

Shamsul Islam – Express Tribune – Thursday, 29 November 2012 FAISALABAD:Participants of a rally taken out to condemn violence against women urged the government to pass legislation against domestic violence and violence perpetuated by the state machinery to make it a cognisable offence.   The rally, Protect Women against Violence, was taken out by the […]

BALKANS: When Kosovo women avoid reporting domestic abuse

BALKANS: When Kosovo women avoid reporting domestic abuse

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) KOSOVO: Police in Kosovo register over 1,000 officially-reported episodes of domestic violence every year and four out of five victims are women. However, official data is just the tip of the iceberg – not many women dare denounce their aggressors. Data from the Kosovo Police’s Human Rights Department, shows there were […]