DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • Sharmila Tagore bats for zero tolerance towards domestic violence 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Stressing on the importance of eradicating domestic violence from grass root level, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore today appealed women Panchayat leaders to take serious steps to put an end to the problem. The 70-year-old actress was the guest of honour at inaugural ceremony of Institute of Social Sciences' two-day...
  • Delhi MLA Rakhi Birla's sister-in-law alleges domestic violence for years 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for former Delhi Women and Child Minister and Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rakhi Birla as her sister-in-law claimed that she has been subjected to domestic violence for years. Priyanka accused Rakhi's brother Vikram Bidlan of assaulting her and beating her with a belt. Priyanka said, "Incidents...
  • 24-hour women helpline 'Saheli' launched in Jammu April 12, 2015

    Jammu: A 24-hour helpline 'Saheli', aimed at providing support to the female victims of domestic violence and other crimes, was launched on Sunday. The helpline has been initiated by Aditi welfare India Charitable Trust. "The women in distress can call her Saheli at 9419106905, Saheli would work for the welfare of...
  • I was damaged after seeing domestic violence: Halle Berry April 6, 2015

    London: Actress Halle Berry says she was left damaged after she watched her mother "beaten day after day after day" and get "kicked down stairs" by her husband, when she was a child. The 48-year-old actress, who has a six-year-old daughter, Nahla, from a previous relationship and 16-month-old son Maceo with...
  • All married women's suicides can't be due to harassment: Court March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Every suicide by married women cannot be presumed to have been caused by harassment by the husbands or in-laws, a Delhi court said on Monday and acquitted a man giving him the benefit of doubt. "Minor incidents of beatings on small issues can take place in any household...
  • Let us put an end to domestic violence; women's safety begins at home March 10, 2015

    We talk of gender inequality and rape culture, be we rarely talk about from where it all seeps into the society. An important cause of all this is domestic violence. Nobody talks about it, but we all know it happens. It continues to exist, hidden from plain sight because we...
  • I'm a victim of domestic violence: Halle Berry February 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has revealed she was a victim of domestic violence when she was five-year-old. Berry, 48, said this is the reason behind supporting the Jenesse Center, an oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles, reported E!Online. "I'm a victim of domestic violence," she said tonight at...
  • Man's unwillingness to work no ground for depriving wife maintenance: Delhi Court February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: An engineer husband has been denied any relief from paying interim maintenance to his spouse by a Delhi court which said his unwillingness to work for last many years was not a sufficient ground "to deprive his wife and child to claim maintenance for their survival". Additional Sessions...
  • Woman fined with $12,500 for defaming husband on Facebook January 2, 2015

    Sydney: A court has directed a woman to pay $12,500 to her estranged husband after she defamed him on Facebook by accusing him of "domestic violence". The December 12 Facebook post read that Robyn Greeuw had "separated from Miro Dabrowski after 18 years of suffering domestic violence and abuse", the Sydney...
  • My hubby would never lay a hand on me: Mel B December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Melanie Brown has finally broken her silence to blast rumours suggesting her husband Stephen Belafonte has been physically abusing her. The 39-year-old former Spice Girls star hit headlines earlier this month, when she was admitted to a medical centre for treatment for a "serious" ailment, reported People...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 11, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Is engaging men crucial on issues of violence against women? November 11, 2014

    A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. ...
  • News 360: NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade November 11, 2014

    The National Commission for Women set to propose legalisation of sex trade. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaralangalam on Tuesday said that the commission will propose the same to a Supreme Court constituted panel. According to sources, Women and Child Development Ministry does not favour the idea. ...
  • Six out of 10 Indian men admit to committing violence against their wives: UN report November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixty per cent of Indian men admit acting violently against their wife or partner at some point in their lives while 52 per cent of women admit having faced some form of violence during their lifetime, says a UN report. The highest reports of violence came from Odisha and...
  • Singer Nez Erok puts her trauma of domestic violence into lyrics October 30, 2014

    Australian singer Nez Erok has put her own trauma of domestic violence into lyrics, with her song 'beautiful'. Erok said, "We wanted to create a video that could appeal to all kinds of situations and not just limited to one particular situation, because as you know domestic violence is not...
  • Indian-American gets award for ending domestic violence October 25, 2014

    Washington: Indian-American Attorney Anu Peshawaria has been awarded with the "Take Action against domestic violence Award" for her efforts to end domestic violence. The annual award is presented by the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence in King County of the Washington State to several individuals or groups to recognise their...
  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study September 9, 2014

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • Shabana Azmi starts work on a short film on domestic violence August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence. "First day of filming for #Nasheed Faruqis short film#OUTSIDE on domestic violence. Looking 4ward 2 b directed by a girl I've seen as a child,"...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Rhea accuses Paes of domestic violence June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Model Rhea Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence and harassment against her estranged livein partner ace tennis player Leander Paes and his father in a local metropolitan magistrate court. "Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence against Paes, his father Vece Paes and has sought monthly maintenance...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline...
  • What happens when a woman starts abusing a man in public? This video changes the way we see domestic violence May 26, 2014

    When we talk about domestic violence, the first image that flashes in the head is of a woman being beaten up by a man at home. This video might change the way you see domestic violence. In a staged prank, a hidden camera recorded the reactions of public when a man...
  • Techie couple faces arrest for torturing a minor domestic help April 29, 2014

    Bangalore: A minor girl was rescued from a techie couple's house in Electronics City by the police and an NGO last week. The employers, a techie couple, are alleged to have brutally abused the girl who worked as their domestic help. The child is now under the care of the...
  • Indian-origin tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal convicted of kicking his girlfriend 117 times, escapes jail time, ordered community service April 25, 2014

    An Indian-origin tech CEO, who pleaded misdemeanor, domestic violence and battery charges, escaped without any jail time and was asked to do community service despite kicking his girlfriend 117 times, recorded in the security footage of his home, the Huffington Post reported. RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, dodged 45 felony counts...
  • Power of 49: Story of Rashmi Anand who fought domestic violence February 27, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week's theme of the campaign is 'women and domestic violence'. ...
  • Artist's work shows Barbie as a victim of domestic violence, with a bloody lip and a black eye February 25, 2014

    Artist Samantha Humphreys has documented a series of disturbing pictures of domestic violence using an icon of female perfection - the Barbie. The series 'What If?' by Humphreys was featured in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester. Since then, the series has been receiving worldwide media...
  • New amendment in law makes wife beating legal in Afghanistan February 6, 2014

    The Guardian reported on Thursday that Afghanistan has legalised domestic violence by changing a law so it will become impossible for anyone to testify against relatives. This effectively gives sanction to honour killings. The change in legislation has been passed by the Afghan Parliament and now awaits President Hamid Karzai's signature....
  • Maine police investigating screams find happy pig February 5, 2014

    Maine: Police responding to reports of screaming coming from a home in Maine didn't find a victim of domestic violence as they feared. Instead, they found an amorous pig. State police say a woman called last week after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a neighbour's home...