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'Modern women have the right to choose their own destiny': judge jails wife killer for 20 years

'Modern women have the right to choose their own destiny': judge jails wife killer for 20 years | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A man who beat and stabbed his wife to death, claiming she provoked him by demanding a divorce, has been sentenced to at least 16 years in jail with a judge declaring "modern women have the right to chose their own destiny".

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Geelong assaults soar 27.7 per cent

Geelong assaults soar 27.7 per cent | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
ASSAULTS have skyrocketed 27.7 per cent in Geelong during the past financial year.

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Anna Hamoy's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:28 PM

Place: Geelong, Victoria

About: Assault rates increase in Geelong

Includes: Statistics

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Dowry-related violence sparks calls for law reform

Dowry-related violence sparks calls for law reform | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Fears that dowry-related violence in Australia’s Indian community is on the rise have prompted calls to change laws to protect women.
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Dowry-related violence in Australia's Indian community is rising.

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50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence

50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
50 CENT has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges after he was accused of kicking an ex, whom he has a child with, and destroying her condo.
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American case of domestic violence --> also manifests equality before the law.

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Study finds weather changes fuel violent behaviour

Study finds weather changes fuel violent behaviour | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Researchers in the United States say they have established a link between changes in the weather and spikes in violence around the world.
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This article suggests the idea that weather changes around the world are linked to domestic violence.

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Anna Hamoy's comment, September 1, 2013 7:45 PM
Strange article...quite intriguing
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Domestic violence drive up Victorian crime rate

Domestic violence drive up Victorian crime rate | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
VICTORIA's crime rate has continued to rise over the past year, spurred on by a significant increase in domestic violence, police statistics released today show.
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Emma Burrell-McDonald's comment, September 1, 2013 7:09 PM
This article shows how laws need to further reform regarding domestic violence, as the rate of it is rising instead of decreasing; the laws are not effective.
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Saudi Arabia cabinet passes ban on domestic violence

Saudi Arabia cabinet passes ban on domestic violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it

Saudi Arabia's cabinet has passed a ban on domestic violence and other forms of abuse against women for the first time in the Kingdom's history.


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Domestic violence becoming 'greatest social epidemic of our time'

Domestic violence becoming 'greatest social epidemic of our time' | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A global report showing that Australia has one of the lowest rates of violence against women is hardly a cause for celebration, according to social welfare groups.
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States many Australian domestic violence stats.

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Domestic violence charges against former DOCS chief to be dropped

Domestic violence charges against former DOCS chief to be dropped | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Domestic violence charges levelled at the former Family and Community Services boss Jim Moore are set to be withdrawn next week, with his alleged victim telling police she would not give evidence against him.
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Manifests the incidence of forgiveness of abusers and the occurence of a report being regretted.

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Disabled get help to escape home violence

Disabled get help to escape home violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
The mother-of-two decided to seek help when she found herself on the floor with hundreds of splinters in her back, unable to walk after being beaten with a mallet and with a raging ex-partner smashing every window in the house.
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This article depicts a case and an initiative (funded by state governments) to help victims of domestic violence.

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Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:31 PM
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Claire Stalmachowski's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:38 PM

this article descrirbes a case and an inatative funded by the state governent to assist victums of domestic violence

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'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A program to help Indigenous girls break out of a cycle of domestic violence in Queensland's southern inland is being hailed a success.
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This article explains a non-legal mechanism in place because of domestic violence in Queensland.

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