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Russia has no domestic violence law, but that is soon to change. Following some shocking cases, new law hopes to alter dynamic in country that prioritises ‘family values’ over victims.

Moscow, Russia - For years, Mary Davtyan, a Russian lawyer who specialises in domestic violence, felt helpless when survivors approached her for support. Russia currently has no law defining domestic violence and there is some resistance among conservative sections of society and politicians to criminalise it. They believe doing so would harm "traditional family values". "I understood I couldn't do anything," Davtyan told Al Jazeera. "I lacked the legal tools to successfully plead their cause." In 2012,
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Boris Johnson’s recent controversies is not linked to just the Tory party – violence against women is an epidemic

We’ve read a lot about what the video of Tory MP Mark Field and the climate change protester apparently shows. Some suggest the footage shows a heroic man intervening in a potentially life-threatening situation. Others – women, mostly – see something different. They see the familiar face of an angry man, taking out his aggression on a woman who clearly posed no danger to anybody. And on Friday night, police were
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Happy International Women’s Day from the MenEngage Alliance

“International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”- UN Women On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2019, the Alliance stands in solidarity with the ongoing struggles for women’s empowerment, equality and rights, and honors the pioneering work
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Uber faces civil action in South Africa over Rape Cases

This month, (February 2019) four men, one an Uber driver, are in court on charges of rape. Four women reported that they had been gang-raped by their Uber driver and his accomplices in four separate incidents in the Randburg area of Johannesburg South Africa. Uber driver Elias Mankgane and his accomplices Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkhwanazi, who allegedly hid in the boot of the car when passengers were