Domestic Abuse

Police Treat Domestic Abuse Victims With 'Apathy And Hostility'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Police failures over domestic abuse are "breathtaking" and victims are often met with "apathy, disbelief and outright hostility from officers", a char...

Where Are the Women Who Will Raise Their Voices for Those Raped, Hit, and Attacked for Being Women?

Skin | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Skin

This Friday, I'll be taking to the stage in Trafalgar Square, and shouting from the top of my lungs that we do not have to be fed up, that we do not have to accept this. At midday I'll be joining One Billion Rising, a global campaign that has made it its mission to end violence against women, and rising up for justice for women here in the UK and far further afield. We will call for political change, from mandatory sex education in schools, action to ensure that women in immigration detention centres are safe from violence, and the repeal of visa laws that tie domestic workers to their employers and put them at serious risk of exploitation. We will dance and sing - and we will make ourselves heard.

Simone de Beauvoir and Page 3: Why Banning the Degradation of Women Still Matters

Katy Gregory | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

Why do we continue to reduce women to their physical image? Simone de Beauvoir once said "...modern woman is everywhere permitted to regard her body as capital for exploitation." Objectification is hurting women.

The Real 'Public Health Emergency' in the UK Is Domestic Violence, Not Divorce

Janey Stephenson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Janey Stephenson

Fiona Bruce MP recently stated that the breakdown of marriage was a "public health emergency". She couldn't be further from the truth. The real public health emergency in the UK is domestic violence, from which two women die per week. MPs like Bruce should be supporting women for leaving abusive marriages, not judging them.

WATCH: Facebook 'Unfriending' Sees Boiling Water Thrown At Teenage Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Facebook rift has turned to tragedy after a 15-year-od girl apparently had boiling water thrown in her face by a teenage boy for un-friending him on...

Rape: What Can Britain Do About It?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Unfortunately, as humans, if we have a notion that a crime can be gotten away with, then the incidence of that crime will be reflected in that belief; a virtue all too common place in sexual violence.

Italian Men Seek Help to Stop Them Battering Wives and Partners

Maria Caspani | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Experts working in gender violence say there are only a few centres across Italy dedicated to helping violent men challenge and change their behaviour, though the scale of the problem deserves greater resources.

Aristocrat Admits Beating Wife Over 22 Years

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An aristocrat from one of Britain's grandest families has been told he faces jail after admitting subjecting his wife to 22 years of beatings. Lord...

Bullet Point

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I used to braid my great granny's Jamaican head of hair. That's when my daddy noticed I was queer. That's the time my big brother started to disappear. That's when the fear begun to be there for me. That's when the bullying begun. That's when he first pointed the gun.

Man Padlocks Woman's Jeans Shut

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

A Mexican man with fairly sizeable jealousy issues has been arrested after padlocking his girlfriend's jeans so she wouldn't be able to cheat on him. ...

Why Won't She Leave Him? Abused Women Often Fear For Pets Left Behind

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Veterinarians and women's shelters can make it easier for abused women to decide to leave their homes, particularly when the abuser is using a beloved...

Courts Are Putting Victims of Domestic Violence in Danger

Annabel Burn | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Should a domestic violence victim face prison for withholding their safe/flee address? According to our Justice System and courts the answer is yes!

Saudi Arabia Passes First Ban On Domestic Violence

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Saudi Arabian Women's Conference... With Not A Female In Sight (PICTURE) A ban on domestic violence and other abuse has been passed by Sa...

Why There's No Such Thing as a 'Nice Drunk'

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

You know the one, right? Hail-fellow-well-met. Everyone's pal. The life and soul. Always great for a laugh, cracking jokes. The one you'd always prefer to be sat next to on a night out. Witty. Good drinker. Generous. Entertaining. Yeah, drinks more than is recommended but doesn't everyone? And truly is so nice with it that there's just no harm. Bullsh*t.

Woman Given Life Sentence For Cutting Off Husband's Penis And Throwing in Waste Disposal

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for cutting off her ex-husband's penis and throwing it in the waste disposal. Catherine Kieu, from Cal...

Violence Against Women: Time for Action

Professor Charlotte Watts | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Charlotte Watts

New global projections launched today on the prevalence of violence against women should serve as a wake up call to the international community as well as national governments. Our report on 'global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health consequences', show that 35% of all women globally will experience intimate partner or non-partner violence.

Third Of Murdered Women 'Killed By Partner'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

More than a third of women murdered around the world are killed by their partner, a study has shown. They are six times more likely to be murdered ...

Why Do Women Stay in Relationships With Violent Men?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Victims of domestic abuse frequently drop legal cases if the perpetrator promises to change, suggesting emotional attachment drives unhelpful decisions. As many as 80 percent of victims 'recant', meaning they drop the charges, or deny the crime occurred.

Reluctant Feminist

Wendy Wason | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

I'm not sure if there is a cultural shift where it's ok to be demeaning to women or if it's just easier to access now. What I do know is that it is completely unacceptable. Now I'm far from a reluctant feminist. I'm a strident one.

Nigella Lawson and Why if a Man Assaults You Then You Should Walk

Liz Jarvis | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Jarvis

To me, it's simple. If a man assaults you, you walk. If he lays one finger on your kids, you walk. Of course, I'm saying that as a strong woman, and I understand many women will find themselves undermined and emotionally abused by their partners to the point where they no longer feel able to fight.

Nigella, You Are Not Alone ...

Amanda Prowse | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

The government change in the definition of domestic violence, highlights the fact that abuse does not have to mean a punch or a kick, it can be a word or a measure of control - just as any victim will tell you, fear comes in all shapes and sizes.

How To Help A Friend In An Abusive Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When the story of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's "playful tiff" broke, there was much speculation as to what was going on behind the scenes. ...

Nigella and Charles: The Headlines Should Be a Collective Rejection of Domestic Violence

Luke Massey | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Luke Massey

While public interest and a macabre voyeurism are evidently powerful drivers in the media's coverage of Charles Saatchi's apparent assault on Nigella Lawson - the headlines everywhere should be a collective rejection of domestic violence.

'Some Things Can't Be Covered': Saudi Arabia's First Anti-Domestic Abuse Advert

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued its first anti-domestic abuse advert. The advert features a hijab-clad woman – with just her eyes visibl...

Domestic Abuse Will Only Be Stopped if Every One of Us Refuses to Accept It

Helen Grant | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Grant

In England and Wales one in four women will be the victim of domestic abuse over the course of their lifetime, and in the last year around 400,000 women were sexually assaulted and 60,000 raped. Behind each of those horrifying statistics is a woman or child whose life has been ruined.