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UK could ban wolf whistling as part of new laws against street harassment
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UK could ban wolf whistling as part of new laws against street harassment

Jul 21st 2021, 12:47 PM 10,689 Views 52 Comments

The UK Government strategy is set to be announced later today.

Woman set on fire on way to testify against her alleged rapists in India
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Woman set on fire on way to testify against her alleged rapists in India

Dec 5th 2019, 1:54 PM 35,843 Views 44 Comments

It is the latest gruesome case of violence against women in the country.

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse
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'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,493 Views 67 Comments

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband
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Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband

Dec 28th 2016, 5:27 PM 41,827 Views 31 Comments

The woman in her 60s will walk free from a jail southeast of Paris where she was serving a 10-year sentence for the killing.

Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at 'crisis point'
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Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at 'crisis point'

Dec 9th 2016, 1:16 PM 6,961 Views 32 Comments

A one-day conference in Dublin is urging agencies to gain a better understanding of violence against women in Ireland.

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison
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In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 14,063 Views 80 Comments

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

Turkish talent show teenager shot in the head after receiving death threats
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Turkish talent show teenager shot in the head after receiving death threats

May 19th 2015, 9:27 AM 32,845 Views 46 Comments

Mutlu Kaya has been singing in the Turkish version of “Britain’s Got Talent”.

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women
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How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

Apr 25th 2015, 7:30 PM 5,739 Views 129 Comments

Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.

'I swear it will never happen again' - what he said 5 weeks before he killed her
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'I swear it will never happen again' - what he said 5 weeks before he killed her

Apr 25th 2015, 10:15 AM 43,030 Views 44 Comments

Powerful new book includes extracts from letters, emails and texts from abusive lovers.

Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a 'type' of person commits sexual crimes
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Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a 'type' of person commits sexual crimes

Apr 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 545 Views 66 Comments

Until we accept that we have inaccurate perceptions about what kind of person perpetrates sexual violence, it will continue.

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?
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Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Feb 26th 2015, 1:00 PM 104,929 Views 160 Comments

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger
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This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger

Dec 8th 2014, 10:41 AM 15,187 Views 11 Comments

The 26-year-old woman had fallen asleep during the trip home.

800 Days: 'I thought I knew what anger was, but I had never even touched its surface'
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800 Days: 'I thought I knew what anger was, but I had never even touched its surface'

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:20 PM 1,831 Views 28 Comments

Jill was three months younger than me: her life should have been lived parallel to mine. Now the landmarks of my life seem tainted – any happiness is edged with sadness and guilt.

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated
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Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated

Nov 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,098 Views 45 Comments

Relationships between minorities and the police can involve fear and mistrust – creating additional obstacles for women seeking to leave a violent situation.

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
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New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,337 Views 42 Comments

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland
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This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland

Nov 25th 2014, 2:55 PM 21,291 Views 63 Comments

Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted
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Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Sep 5th 2014, 9:40 AM 7,676 Views 32 Comments

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

Third suspect arrested in India gang rape and murder case
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Third suspect arrested in India gang rape and murder case

May 31st 2014, 3:19 PM 9,507 Views 28 Comments

Two teenage cousins were gang raped and hanged from a tree in northern India .

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?
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Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?

May 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 81 Views 39 Comments

In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.

Not just monsters and Adrian Bayleys: Tom Meagher on normal men's violence against women
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Not just monsters and Adrian Bayleys: Tom Meagher on normal men's violence against women

Apr 18th 2014, 9:54 PM 37,080 Views 61 Comments

Jill Meagher was murdered in 2012 – now her husband has written a searingly honest and powerful blogpost about violence against women.

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?
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Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?

Mar 6th 2014, 9:35 AM 16,941 Views 94 Comments

The bookmaker is offering bets on the outcome of the murder trial. Is this a step too far?

Poll: Would you feel safer if ‘safe havens’ existed in your area?
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Poll: Would you feel safer if ‘safe havens’ existed in your area?

Aug 7th 2013, 9:49 AM 13,229 Views 108 Comments

What do you think?

Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection
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Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection

May 24th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,120 Views 23 Comments

The new law will see restraining orders obtained in your home country having the same standing in law across all EU states.

Amid rape fears, Indian party gives knives to women
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Amid rape fears, Indian party gives knives to women

Jan 24th 2013, 10:36 AM 7,971 Views 39 Comments

A far-right political party is distributing thousands of knives to women in a western Indian state to help them protect themselves, in the wake of a fatal gang-rape which horrified the country.

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court
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Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court

Jan 3rd 2013, 7:48 AM 4,518 Views 17 Comments

Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.

Indian gang-rape victim dies
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Indian gang-rape victim dies

Dec 28th 2012, 10:38 PM 25,837 Views 99 Comments

The 23-year-old died of severe organ failure in a Singapore hospital where she had been airlifted yesterday.

1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
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1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 PM 18,111 Views 33 Comments

A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned
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Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned

Dec 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 15,979 Views 12 Comments

Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.

Pakistan to decide if girl, 14, needs treatment abroad after being shot in head
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Pakistan to decide if girl, 14, needs treatment abroad after being shot in head

Oct 10th 2012, 9:40 AM 8,975 Views 46 Comments

Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog at age 11 to describe life as a girl under the Taliban. Her condition is described as serious.

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?
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Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

Mar 12th 2012, 11:22 AM 3,398 Views 38 Comments

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

Column: ‘Sometimes he is all right. Sometimes he is nice to me’
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Column: ‘Sometimes he is all right. Sometimes he is nice to me’

Sep 1st 2011, 7:50 AM 207 Views 15 Comments

The true story of a victim of domestic violence, by Ian Poulton.

Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere
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Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere

Nov 26th 2010, 12:48 PM 334 Views 0 Comments

Women’s Aid asks for legal protection for women who date, but don’t live with, abusive men as part of global ceremonies.