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UK orders review of police response to domestic violence

Katie Nguyen
2013-09-10

The British government announced a major review of the way the police respond to allegations of domestic violence following several high-profile murders of women by their former partners

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Indian author Sushmita Banerjee killed in Afghanistan by Taliban

2013-09-06

While the reason for the barbaric act was not given, Banerjee had possibly attracted the ire of the fundamentalist outfit for her ceaseless social work, especially for women's healthcare and upliftment

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David Beckham Raise Awareness About Dating Violence


2013-09-06

This campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24

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Police referrals of domestic violence cases drop 13%

Alan Travis
2013-09-05

Fall in number of cases being sent to Crown Prosecution Service to be considered for charge coincides with police staff cuts

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One Indian woman killed every hour over dowry

2013-09-04

Figures from Crime Records Bureau reveal that 8,233 women were killed last year over disputes regarding dowry payment

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Saudi Arabia passes historic domestic abuse legislation

Lisa Anderson
2013-08-29

Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet has passed landmark legislation recognising all forms of abuse, including domestic violence, as offenses deserving investigation, prosecution and punishment by law...

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Victims of domestic violence face uphill battle for protection in Russia

Gabriela Baczynska
2013-08-26

A new draft law would change that by making clear domestic violence is illegal and laying out the rights of victims in Russian law for the first time

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Child marriage campaigners in south Asia receive $23m cash injection

Mark Tran
2013-08-26

Multimillion-dollar donations will underpin awareness and empowerment efforts in Bangladesh, Nepal and India

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U.N. pressures Indonesia to stop health workers performing FGM

Maria Caspani
2013-08-14

Indonesia should stop allowing doctors, midwives and other health workers to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) on children and babies as young as six months

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