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#Violence Against Women

# violence-against-women - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband

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.

# violence-against-women - Friday 9 December, 2016

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

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

# violence-against-women - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

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

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

# violence-against-women - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

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

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

# violence-against-women - Saturday 25 April, 2015

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

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

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

# violence-against-women - Friday 3 April, 2015

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

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

# violence-against-women - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

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?

# violence-against-women - Monday 8 December, 2014

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

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

# violence-against-women - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

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

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.

# violence-against-women - Friday 28 November, 2014

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated

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

# violence-against-women - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

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

# violence-against-women - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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

Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.

# violence-against-women - Friday 5 September, 2014

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

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

# violence-against-women - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Third suspect arrested in India gang rape and murder case

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

# violence-against-women - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

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.

# violence-against-women - Friday 18 April, 2014

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

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

# violence-against-women - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?

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

# violence-against-women - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Poll: Would you feel safer if ‘safe havens’ existed in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

# violence-against-women - Friday 24 May, 2013

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

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

# violence-against-women - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Amid rape fears, Indian party gives knives to women

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.

# violence-against-women - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court

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.

# violence-against-women - Friday 28 December, 2012

Indian gang-rape victim dies RIP

Indian gang-rape victim dies

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’

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.

# violence-against-women - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned

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.

# violence-against-women - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

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

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

# violence-against-women - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

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.

# violence-against-women - Thursday 1 September, 2011

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

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

# violence-against-women - Friday 26 November, 2010

Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere

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