domestic violence

UAE Victims of Domestic Abuse, Trafficking to Host Art Exhibition

“With all the glitz and glamour that seems to always be promoted about Dubai, it is organizations like the foundation that are weaving the moral fabric of this diverse expatriate and growing community and tackling what are the taboo issues that exist not only here but all over the world,” says Fiona Petrocelli. The Dubai

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Violence, Inequalities and Challenges for Women in the Arab Region

By Lina Abirafeh One in three women worldwide has experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. If nothing else, this shocking reality reveals how prevalent gender-based violence is in our lives. This human rights violation exists in every country, culture, context. In the Arab region, gender-based violence exists

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Pakistan Parliament Passes Legislation Against “Honour Killings”

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 – Pakistan‘s parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honour killings” on Thursday, three months after the murder of an outspoken social media star. A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honour killing law, removing a loophole in existing law

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U.S. Supreme Court Toughens Gun Ban For Domestic Violence

By David Ingram WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday expanded the types of domestic violence convictions that can trigger the loss of gun ownership rights in a ruling issued amid fierce debate about reducing firearms violence in America. The justices, in a 6-2 ruling, rejected arguments that a gun-ownership prohibition

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