Tag: Domestic Violence

Poland Considers Leaving Treaty on Domestic Violence, Spurring Outcry

The Polish government, emboldened by a narrow election victory this month and undeterred by criticism from European Union leaders, is considering withdrawing from a treaty aimed at curbing domestic violence and protecting women’s rights, with the country’s minister of justice filing paperwork on Monday to start the process. The move came just one week after […]

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Trump Presses Limits on Transgender Rights Over Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday published its rule allowing single-sex homeless shelters to exclude transgender people from facilities that correspond with their gender identity, pressing forward with limits on transgender rights despite a Supreme Court ruling that extended civil rights protection to transgender people. The new rule on homeless shelters will go into […]

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How Women Are Dealing with the ‘Double Pandemic’ of Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

Back in early July, Ana Lopez*, who lives in a country in South America, decided she couldn’t take it anymore. After another heated argument with her abusive father, he held her down and strangled her. As she saw it, the threat of the pandemic was nothing compared to the danger she faced if she remained […]

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The Women Fighting Domestic Violence During the Coronavirus

Within the first few weeks of states’ going into lockdown, reports began flooding in from domestic violence hotline centers throughout the country: They were seeing spikes in calls. But as sheltering-in-place dragged on, the calls for help dropped off. To those familiar with the dynamics of intimate-partner violence, this was not a good thing. ImageCarmen […]

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Writer Elizabeth Méndez Berry On Protecting the ‘Inconvenient Women’ in Hip-Hop

Fifteen years ago, Vibe magazine published a disturbing exposé in its March 2005 issue. For a piece titled “Love Hurts,” writer Elizabeth Méndez Berry reported on cases of intimate partner violence among young Black and Latinx people. Méndez Berry cited a number of prominent hip-hop figures who were accused of domestic violence, among them Dr. Dre, […]

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