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Tag: domestic violence

Lawyer charged with obstructing cops freed

Port Dickson Magistrate's Court grants a discharge and orders lawyer's RM500 bail be returned to him.

Drop charges against lawyer representing client, AG urged

Lawyer M Manoharan says he will bring a civil suit against the public prosecutor unless charges of obstructing police in carrying out their investigations are dropped against a fellow lawyer representing a domestic violence victim.

Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

A total of 74 women have been allegedly killed by men in France this year.

Threatened, followed and abused: Malaysia urged to make stalking a crime

Like most countries across Asia-Pacific, Malaysia does not have an anti-stalking law and such behaviour is often culturally seen as a private or a family matter.

Court upholds surgeon’s acquittal in domestic violence case

The Court of Appeal says it has no reason to interfere in the findings of the trial judge.

Ensure safety of abused wives at marriage tribunals, NRD urged

The Women's Aid Organisation asks the NRD to address three major concerns with respect to the safety of women seeking divorce in cases of domestic violence.

UN study: Home ‘most dangerous place’ for women

A new UN study shows more than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Police say the lawyer was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

Marital rape: We will talk to religious groups, says Hannah

The deputy minister says Putrajaya will continue to hold discussions with all concerned parties on amendments to the law.

Cubs ace Russell on leave after domestic violence allegations

Chicago Cubs player Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave on Friday due to domestic violence allegations by ex-wife Melisa Reidy-Russell.

Ravens’ Smith suspended four games for domestic violence

Jimmy Smith was suspended after an investigation into allegations made by the mother of his first child.

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims

New Zealand has one of the highest domestic violence rates in the developed world.

Young Latin Americans considers violence against women normal

A survey by aid agency Oxfam, interviewed 4,731 men and women aged 15 to 25 in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, showed violence against women is seen as normal.

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

Ruth Kamande was sentenced to death for murdering her boyfriend, Farid Mohammed, by stabbing him 25 times.

Sudan teen appeals death sentence for killing ‘rapist’ husband

Noura Hussein had been found guilty of the "intentional murder" of a man she said raped her.

A year in jail for man who kicked his wife

Despatch rider, 35, also threatened her by saying 'I'll make you sorry for the rest of your life'.

Remembering the formidable Napsiah Omar

A minister who stood her ground against naysayers and saw the Domestic Violence Act become law after 10 years of public pressure.

‘Tina’s Journey’, a voice for domestic violence survivors

The book is the result of author Bernice Chauly’s two-year creative writing workshops with domestic violence victims.

WAO slams Slimme White ad on domestic abuse victim

Women's Aid Organisation says women need respect and equality, not a beauty product that promises fair skin and a flat tummy.

24-hour hotline for domestic violence victims in Sarawak

The hotline's main objective is to assist victims by giving step-by-step guidance on how to cease being a victim and how get help from the relevant authorities.

Domestic abuse: Public caning not the answer

Lawyer-activist says it is more important to teach men that violence shows a lack of self-control, while women's group says public caning violates human rights.

Amendment to Domestic Violence bill passed

If domestic abuse occurs during a weekend, the victim can now obtain an emergency protection order from a welfare officer without waiting for the courts.

Welfare officers to be empowered to issue emergency protection orders

Minister Rohani Abdul Karim says the EPOs will provide immediate protection to victims of domestic violence.

WAO: 800,000 abused women in Malaysia, not enough shelters

NGO chief wants government to establish more domestic violence shelters and allocate more funds for their management.