Violence against women http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27968/all en Data shows domestic violence, rape an issue for U.S. gays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/data-shows-domestic-violence-rape-issue-us-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bisexual women also abused more often, mostly by men</p> <p>* CDC says findings offer first national look at the issue</p> <p>* Findings come as Congress considers domestic violence law</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Gay people in the United States are just as likely as heterosexuals to experience domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, and bisexual women are more likely than other women to be abused, federal health experts said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/data-shows-domestic-violence-rape-issue-us-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender studies Gender-based violence Violence against women Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739618 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate votes to renew, expand Violence Against Women Act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/us-senate-votes-renew-expand-violence-against-women-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - With strong bipartisan support, the Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a White House-backed bill to expand and renew a landmark 1994 law to combat domestic violence.</p> <p>On a 78-22 vote - with 23 Republicans joining 53 Democrats and two independents - the Senate sent the measure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act to the Republican-led House of Representative for consideration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/us-senate-votes-renew-expand-violence-against-women-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Health Middlesex, Vermont Politics Social Issues Violence against women Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:15:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755174 at http://www.globalpost.com Slain Pistorius girlfriend spoke out against gender violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/slain-pistorius-girlfriend-spoke-out-against-gender-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Model Steenkamp sought role in anti-rape campaign</p> <p>* Friends hope boyfriend's trial will bring justice</p> <p>By Stella Mapenzauswa</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The day before her Paralympics star boyfriend Oscar Pistorius shot her dead, Reeva Steenkamp publicly proclaimed her support for a campaign against the violence that kills thousands of women in South Africa each year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/slain-pistorius-girlfriend-spoke-out-against-gender-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Ethics Gina Myers Human Interest Oscar Pistorius Violence against women Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762459 at http://www.globalpost.com US Congress passes Violence Against Women Act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-congress-passes-violence-against-women-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After months of partisan delay, the US Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, reauthorizing protections from domestic violence and sexual assault for millions of women.</p> <p>The bill -- a reauthorization of legislation first enacted in 1994 but which includes new protections -- passed the House of Representatives 286-138, with 87 Republicans joining a united Democratic front in support of the legislation.</p> <p>The Republican-led House had first sought to greenlight a weakened version of VAWA similar to one they passed last year. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-congress-passes-violence-against-women-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics Social Issues Violence against women Violence Against Women Act AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:01:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770097 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Congress renews Violence Against Women Act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/us-congress-renews-violence-against-women-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Feb 28 (EFE).- The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a new version of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act including protections for same-sex couples and Native Americans who are sexually assaulted by non-Indians.</p> <p>The measure, which was approved by the Senate on Feb. 12, passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday by a vote of 286-138, with many Republicans opposing the bill because of the clauses pertaining to homosexuals.</p> <p>In a statement, President Barack Obama promised to sign the updated VAWA as soon as it reaches his office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/us-congress-renews-violence-against-women-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joe Biden Social Issues Violence against women Violence Against Women Act Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:16:19 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772459 at http://www.globalpost.com Tough law sees acid conviction rate triple in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/tough-law-sees-acid-conviction-rate-triple-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Few have much faith in the Pakistani courts, but campaigners say the conviction rate for acid attacks has tripled since tough new penalties were signed into law in late 2011.</p> <p>Dozens of people, mostly women, but also men and children, are disfigured every year by one of the most brutal forms of domestic violence in a country where women are often treated as second-class citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/tough-law-sees-acid-conviction-rate-triple-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acid throwing Business Domestic violence Health Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Valerie Khan Yusufzai Violence against women AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 03:47:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773487 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. domestic abuse law expanded to protect gays, immigrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/us-domestic-abuse-law-expanded-protect-gays-immigrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Deborah Zabarenko</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, the landmark 1994 law designed to curb domestic abuse in the United States.</p> <p>At a packed signing ceremony at the Interior Department - the White House couldn't accommodate all the advocates who supported the measure, the president said - Obama signed an expanded version of the law that extends protection to gays, immigrants, Native Americans and sex-trafficking victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/us-domestic-abuse-law-expanded-protect-gays-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Violence against women Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:15:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776513 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. domestic abuse law expanded to protect gays, immigrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-us-domestic-abuse-law-expanded-protect-gays-immigrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bill had difficult road to passage</p> <p>* "It changed our culture"</p> <p>* Biden was chief author of original law (Changes attribution of abuse statistics to Justice Department, paragraph 9)</p> <p>By Deborah Zabarenko</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, the landmark 1994 law designed to curb domestic abuse, which is now expanded to cover gays, immigrants, Native Americans and sex-trafficking victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-us-domestic-abuse-law-expanded-protect-gays-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Joe Biden Politics Religion Violence against women Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776623 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-school violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-school-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye called for fundamental solutions to school violence and other "social ills," an official said Wednesday amid public outrage over the suicide of a teenager after repeated bullying from peers.</p> <p>Park issued the instruction after being briefed on the results of an emergency meeting of officials from eight government agencies responsible for handling the so-called "four major social ills" -- school violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and substandard food, the presidential official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-school-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Politics Violence Violence against women Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:45:37 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781870 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-school violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-school-violence-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye called for fundamental solutions to school violence and other "social ills," an official said Wednesday amid public outrage over the suicide of a teenager after repeated bullying from peers.</p> <p>Park issued the instruction after being briefed on the results of an emergency meeting of officials from eight government agencies responsible for handling the so-called "four major social ills" -- school violence, sexual violence, domestic violence and substandard food, the presidential official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-school-violence-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Politics Violence Violence against women Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:45:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781871 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-police-social ills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/park-police-social-ills <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye called for police Thursday to redouble efforts to eradicate four major "social ills," such as school violence and sexual violence, saying she is committed to building a nation where the law serves as a shield for the socially weak.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/park-police-social-ills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Park Geun-Hye Violence Violence against women Yonhap News Agency Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:31:10 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5783076 at http://www.globalpost.com Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/four-indian-sisters-injured-acid-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An acid attack left four sisters in north India with burns in a particularly brutal example of what is a growing problem in South Asia, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>The youngest sister, 19, was admitted to hospital with severe injuries after two men on a motorbike splashed them with acid on Tuesday evening in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the capital.</p> <p>The sisters, aged between 19 and 24, were returning home from a government school where three of them work as teachers. The fourth is a student.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/four-indian-sisters-injured-acid-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acid throwing Domestic violence Human Interest Violence against women AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800035 at http://www.globalpost.com Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/four-indian-sisters-injured-acid-attack-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An acid attack left four sisters in north India with burns, police said Wednesday, in a particularly brutal example of what is a growing problem in South Asia.</p> <p>The youngest sister, 19, was admitted to hospital with severe injuries after two men on a motorbike splashed them with acid on Tuesday evening in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the capital.</p> <p>The sisters, aged between 19 and 24, were returning home from a government school where three of them work as teachers. The fourth is a student.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/four-indian-sisters-injured-acid-attack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acid throwing Domestic violence Human Interest Violence against women AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:30:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800064 at http://www.globalpost.com Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/four-indian-sisters-injured-acid-attack-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four sisters walking home in north India have suffered severe burns after being attacked with acid by two men on a motorbike, police said Wednesday, in a brutal example of a growing problem in South Asia.</p> <p>The youngest sister, a 19-year-old student, was admitted to hospital after the attack on Tuesday evening in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh state, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the capital.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/four-indian-sisters-injured-acid-attack-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acid throwing Domestic violence Human Interest Violence against women AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:15:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800174 at http://www.globalpost.com Women: the key to progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/women-the-key-progress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> There have been numerous cases reported and unreported of violence against women in Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/women-the-key-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Pakistan Violence Violence against women Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:02:13 +0000 Asianet 5800712 at http://www.globalpost.com