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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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Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

A U.N. report revealed that 87,000 women were murdered last year, and over half were killed by intimate partners or family members - and Africa is the continent where women are at the greatest risk of being murdered by a partner or family member.  The most dangerous place for women is in their own homes, a new report from the United Nations concludes.  The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime
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As Fathers, We Must Commit to Dismantling the Patriarchy

White men, many of them fathers, have viciously held onto power but have not used it to make things OK for most people. It is time to dismantle that structure. Providers, protectors, patriarchs—these dad archetypes have set some of our expectations for fathers, but such a notion of fatherhood hasn’t kept up with the times. As we lurch toward a more just society, the role of fathers needs to fundamentally shift.
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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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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
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Its International Women’s Day – lets celebrate

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's