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Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war - study
Reuters – 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, urged the United Nations to pay more attention to abuse at home that gets less attention…
A victim’s silence isn’t good for anyone
A victim’s silence isn’t good for anyone. Those types of secrets are destructive to everyone who keeps them. TRUTH doesn’t destroy families and it doesn’t even destroy the abuser. For [abuse] to occur in a family, it takes more than just an abuser and a victim. It’s part of an entire dysfunctional system. Exposing abuse gives the entire family an opportunity to heal and to learn. Unfortunately,…
‘But He Loves Me’ Is No justification For Violence, Marriage Isn’t A License To Abuse Your Partner
A man is not worth your tears, if the tears are a result of his behavior towards you. I am not talking about a lover’s quarrel or a marital tiff. I am referring to instances where the same man beats you, abuses you or assaults you. Do not wait for a wake up call to take action; today it is you, tomorrow it could be your daughter. Hailing from North India, male dominant households were a common…
Child marriage ‘worst form of domestic violence’ against child: Delhi court
Child marriage “is an evil worse than rape” and should be completely eradicated from society, said a Delhi court while ordering registration of a case against a girl’s parents for getting her married at a tender age.
Metropolitan magistrate Shivani Chauhan issued the direction while hearing a case of dowry harassment filed by the girl’s parents against her husband and in-laws.
'Domestic Violence Under-reported'
BANGALORE: Domestic violence is not just one of the most prevalent crimes against women. Because of societal and economic pressure, it is also the “most invisible”, said Justice Ashok Hinchigeri on Thursday.
He was speaking at a round table meet organised by NGO Vimochana on Section 498(A) of the Indian Penal Code, which relates to the husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty.
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When Your Partner Threatens Suicide
I’ll kill myself if you leave me.”
It seems like a no-win situation. When someone you’re close to says something like this, it can feel like the world just stopped spinning.
People who have a mental illness, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, typically have a higher risk for suicide. Depression, a history of substance abuse, and other disorders carry risks as well. If your partner truly…
No maintenance for unborn child: Delhi court
New Delhi: No maintenance can be claimed for an unborn foetus as it is currently not in existence, a Delhi court has said while denying a pregnant woman’s plea seeking interim relief from her estranged husband in a domestic violence case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan dismissed the application of the woman seeking interim maintenance of Rs 30,000 per month from her husband as expenses…