domestic violence

Turkish women protest over Erdogan’s decision to exit domestic violence treaty
Middle East

Turkish women protest over Erdogan’s decision to exit domestic violence treaty

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Several thousand women took to the streets in Istanbul on Saturday to demand Turkey reverses its decision…
Turkey’s Erdogan quits European treaty on violence against women
World

Turkey’s Erdogan quits European treaty on violence against women

ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan pulled Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, the country’s official…
Egypt’s Information Ministry encourages victims of domestic violence to file complaints through ‘Shakwetek’ platform
Egypt

Egypt’s Information Ministry encourages victims of domestic violence to file complaints through ‘Shakwetek’ platform

The Egyptian Ministry of Information reminded the public on Monday of its recently-launched Shakwetek (Your Complaint) platform, on which victims…
Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America’s ‘domestic hell’
World

Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America’s ‘domestic hell’

Weeks of confinement imposed by the coronavirus pandemic is taking a chilling toll on women and girls across Latin America,…
Coronavirus lockdowns mean millions of women can’t reach birth control
Features/Interviews

Coronavirus lockdowns mean millions of women can’t reach birth control

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading…
UN chief urges govts to protect women during virus lockdown
World

UN chief urges govts to protect women during virus lockdown

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged governments to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly…
Coronavirus fuels domestic violence in the Middle East
Middle East

Coronavirus fuels domestic violence in the Middle East

For many women in the Middle East and North Africa, physical violence is a part of everyday life. In countries…
Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus
World

Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus

With families across Europe confined to their homes to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, fears are rising of…
Egypt opens new shelter for battered women in Giza
Society

Egypt opens new shelter for battered women in Giza

Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity opened on Tuesday a new center hosting and mentoring battered women in Giza. The center…
Egyptian prosecution assigns grandmother trial over torturing child to death
Egypt

Egyptian prosecution assigns grandmother trial over torturing child to death

Public prosecutor in Egypt Hamada al-Sawy on Sunday assigned a female a case in criminal court after she tortured until…
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