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Spoon in underwear saving youths from forced marriage
15 August 2013

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Marriages without consent, or their refusal, have led to suicides and so-called honour killings, shocking a nation widely deemed to have successfully absorbed immigrant communities and customs.

AFP - As Britain puts airport staff on alert to spot potential victims of forced marriage, one campaigning group says the trick of putting a spoon in their underwear has saved some youngsters from a forced union in their South Asian ancestral homelands.

The concealed spoon sets off the metal detector at the airport in Britain and the teenagers can be taken away from their parents to be searched -- a last chance to escape a largely hidden practice wrecking the lives of unknown thousands of British youths.

The British school summer holidays, now well under way, mark a peak in reports of young people -- typically girls aged 15 and 16 -- being taken abroad on "holiday", for a marriage without consent, the government says. The bleep at airport security may be the last chance they get to escape a marriage to someone they have never met in a country they have never seen.

The spoon trick is the brainchild of the Karma Nirvana charity, which supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse. Based in Derby, central England, it fields 6,500 calls per year from around Britain but has almost reached that point so far in 2013 as awareness of the issue grows. When petrified youngsters ring, "if they don't know exactly when it may happen or if it's going to happen, we advise them to put a spoon in their underwear," said Natasha Rattu, Karma Nirvana's operations manager.

"When they go though security, it will highlight this object in a private area and, if 16 or over, they will be taken to a safe space where they have that one last opportunity to disclose they're being forced to marry," she told AFP. "We've had people ring and that it's helped them and got them out of a dangerous situation. It's an incredibly difficult thing to do with your family around you -- but they won't be aware you have done it. It's a safe way."

The charity is working with airports -- so far London Heathrow, Liverpool and Glasgow, with Birmingham to come -- to spot potential signs, such as one-way tickets, the time of year, age of the person and whether they look uncomfortable. "These are quite general points, but there are things that if you look collectively lead you to believe something more sinister is going on," said Rattu. People who come forward can be escorted out of a secure airport exit to help outside.

Marriages without consent, or their refusal, have led to suicides and so-called honour killings, shocking a nation widely deemed to have successfully absorbed immigrant communities and customs. Officials fear the number of victims coming forward is just the tip of the iceberg, with few community leaders prepared to speak out and risk losing their support base.

One woman, whose identity was protected by Essex Police in southeast England, was forced to get married in India. She said she was threatened by her father "because he said if I thought about running away he would find me and kill me". "I was shipped off with a total stranger. That night I was raped by my husband and this abuse continued for about eight and half years of my life." She eventually fled.

Last year, the Foreign Office's Forced Marriage Unit dealt with some 1,500 cases -- 18 percent of them men. A third of cases involved children aged under 17. The oldest victim was aged 71; the youngest just two. The cases related to 60 countries: almost half were linked to Pakistan, 11 percent to Bangladesh, eight percent to India, and two percent to Afghanistan. Other countries were Somalia, Turkey and Iraq.

Calls to Karma Nirvana tend to spike before the British school summer holidays and again at the end, said Rattu. "The holidays are a really good time for young people to go missing because there is nobody accounting for where they are at school," she said.

Since Ramadan ended last week, calls have risen again, including one from an 18-year-old who has fallen pregnant and her family is trying force her into marriage to conceal it. Burdened by South Asian codes of "izzat", or family honour, youngsters can be under extreme physical and emotional duress to marry relatives in a culture and country they were not brought up in. If they refuse, they are often threatened with being thrown out of the family -- or worse. "It really takes a brave person to stand up against their family," said Rattu.

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Greece:68% of the women that have suffered abuse are married
25 November, 2013

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS - The phenomenon of domestic violence incidents are shocking and unfortunately still occurring widely, also in Greece where incidences of violence do not only appear in social classes with a low educational level but occur in all walks of life.

According to the statistics, as GreekReporter website writes, 68% of the women that have suffered abuse are married, while only 16% aren't Greeks - four out of 10 of the latter group come from the Balkans. Seven out of 10 female victims of abuse have received a secondary or higher education, while six out of 10, belong to the middle or upper class. As far as the perpetrators are concerned, more than half, have received secondary or higher education, while only one out of 10 is unemployed.

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Former beauty queen turned victim denounces violence
25 November, 2013

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Former beauty queen turned victim denounces violence

(ANSA) - Naples - Women who are victims of violence must find the courage to report the crimes to police and fight for justice, a former beauty queen and survivor of domestic abuse said Monday.

"Open the door of the home and denounce (violence by domestic partners)", said Rosaria Aprea, a former beauty pageant winner who spoke on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Aprea, a former Miss Macerata Campania, located 25 kilometers north of Naples, said she had been beaten so badly by an ex-partner earlier this year that she required three surgeries including removal of her spleen. She now has "a scarred memory of a sick love that was about strong physical and psychological violence".

High levels of violence and even murder in Italy against women by men they know has led the Italian government to bring in stronger measures to protect victims and punish offenders.

Statistics released last week showed that reports of domestic violence against women jumped by 53% in the past two years, despite efforts to counter abuse. Violence in the home against women, measured between January 1 and October 1, was 53% higher than reported during the same time period two years earlier, according to the research compiled by the Sexual and Domestic Violence Assistance organization (SVSD) at Milan's Policlinico hospital.

As well, total reported cases for violence against women climbed by 23% compared with two years earlier, the research showed, with an increase of 111 reported incidents for a total of 590 cases. The increase in cases came at the same time Italian authorities passed new laws to toughen penalties for violence against women.

Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday that the statistics demonstrate the need "to engage with force together to eradicate all forms of oppression and injustice through laws, but also through campaigns, awareness-raising and educational activities".

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Swazi king to wed 14th wife
17 September 2013

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King Mswati III of Swaziland smiles during his visit to Taylor's University in Subang Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on July 3, 2013.

AFP - Swaziland's King Mswati III has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant as his 14th wife, a palace spokesman said Tuesday, days before a much-criticised parliamentary vote.

"I can confirm that the king has introduced to the nation a new liphovela (royal fiancee)," said Ludzidzini palace governor Timothy Mtetwa.

Mswati, a 45-year-old who is sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, introduced Sindiswa Dlamini at a Reed Dance celebration over the weekend, Mtetwa told AFP. She wore red feathers on her head -- a sign of royalty. The young woman graduated from Mbabane's St. Francis High School last year and is a finalist in the Miss Cultural Heritage beauty pageant. The winner will be announced on September 28.

The king has come under fire for his household's lavish lifestyle while the tiny mountain kingdom's 1.2 million people struggle to make a living. Mswati reportedly has a personal fortune of around $200 million (152 euros) and the UN estimates that 70 percent of his 1.2 million subjects live below the poverty line. He has steadfastly resisted reforms.

The new engagement was announced at a festival which also counted regional delegates who will observe parliamentary elections on Friday. Critics have slammed the polls as a sham, partly because political parties are banned and candidates are hand-picked by traditional leaders.

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File picture shows unmarried women from Swaziland dance for Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III (unseen) near the capital Mbabane, on August 29, 2011, during the traditional "Umhlanga" ceremony known as the annual Reed Dance.

The weekend's celebrations were a smaller repeat of last month's official annual Reed Dance, where young virgins from across the kingdom gather and dance for the king. "It just happened that the international community was there to witness the event," said Mtetwa. The wedding only takes place once the fiancee falls pregnant. Dlamini will then become Mswati's 14th wife.

The monarch's colourful private life is off-limits in local media, but has drawn a lot of international interest. Three wives left the household in recent years. The latest, Queen LaGija, fled the palace in 2012 claiming years of physical and emotional abuse. Another queen, LaDube, was reportedly abused after she was caught in bed with the justice minister, a close friend of the king. Mswati had kidnapped and married the queen when she was 16 in 2005.

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National sex survey: One in 10 women in UK forced to have sex against their will
by Adam Withnall
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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One in 10 women in Britain say they have been made to have sex against their will, the national sex survey has found.

In an alarming set of figures which researchers say could show sexual coercion becoming “normalised”, around 40 per cent of incidents were at the hands of a current or former partner, while the average age of a female victim was 18.

The statistics come from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), a study conducted once every decade and which questioned 15,000 people aged 16 to 74. By comparison, when asked “since the age of 13, has anyone made you have sex with them, against your will?”, only one in 71 men said they had.

Wendy Macdowall, the lead Natsal author, said the issue of what the report calls “non-volitional sex” needs to be addressed at a much earlier age. Macdowall said sexual coercion had become “normalised… with rape at the extreme end of the spectrum,” according to reports in the Guardian. She said there was a need for early intervention in schools to deal with the problem “before those gender stereotypes are developing” and because “somebody who has been victimised at a young age is much more likely to be victimised later”.

The study, published in the Lancet today, shows that for both men and women the person responsible for coercing them into sex was much more likely to be known to them, accounting for around 83 per cent of incidents. The survey asked questions covering a broad range of topics relating to sex in modern Britain. It showed that women are having sex younger and having more partners than ever before – and that those partners are not necessarily going to be men.

And it also found that couples are having less sex than at any point in the past two decades, with researchers saying the drop in libido could be down to the distractions of modern life, social media and money worries.

Source: The Independent UK.

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Husband arrested in Florence for hitting, raping wife
28 November 2013

Florence, Italy (ANSA) - A man was arrested in the Tuscan town of Florence on Thursday for allegedly raping, threatening and hitting his wife, in some cases even banning her from exiting the familial home without his permission, according to police sources.

The man, a 37-year old labourer, was taken into custody by local police in the morning following the issue of an arrest warrant by the Tribunal of Florence. Amongst the charges he stands accused of are personal injury, personal mistreatment and sexual violence. The domestic violence allegedly took place over a 4-year period, starting from 2009 to the summer of 2013 when the woman decided to flee from the house she shared with the man and ask for a separation.

According to the police reconstruction that was also based on the three reports the woman had filed over recent months, the man would often kick and punch his wife, choke her by grabbing her throat and pull her hair, as well as throw objects at her and on some occasions even throw her down the stairs.

The alleged physical violence was often accompanied by verbal threats also in the presence of friends and acquaintances. Investigators arrested the man on the basis of his being an allegedly violent and dangerous person.

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Naples man arrested for beating wife over 10-year period
20 December 2013

Naples, Italy (ANSA) - A man was arrested on Thursday in the Sant'Antimo area near Naples for beating his wife over a 10-year period following the latest episode of punches and kicks that the woman had suffered in silence out of fear of further retaliation.

The 35-year old man was taken into custody after the latest incident involving the mistreatment of his wife. The latest beating occurred while he was under house arrest for drug dealing. It was after this intervention at the residence of the woman that the police determined she had been beaten for some 10 years, also in the presence of the couple's children. The woman had always justified injuries sustained in the past as the results of domestic incidents to medical staff.

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Domestic abuse: half a million victims 'too terrified to come forward'
by Mark Townsend
Sunday, 22 December 2013

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Karen Hanna, from Chorley, was held hostage and raped by a partner. Photograph: Howard Barlow for the Observer

More than half a million victims of domestic abuse in Britain are too terrified to come forward and report their experiences, according to provisional estimates of research that specialists hope will quantify the true extent of the crime.

Citizens Advice has conducted research over the last year that reveals a higher level of abuse than previously reported. A pilot project in nine areas across the UK, in which clients were asked a series of routine questions when seeking help with issues such as debt and housing problems, found that 27% had experienced domestic abuse at some time since the age of 16 – three percentage points more than the national average reported for all women in the latest crime survey for England and Wales.

If extrapolated across the UK, the specialists believe that could mean there are up to 540,000 more victims of domestic abuse, the vast majority of whom would have stayed silent, according to Citizens Advice, which now plans to roll out the scheme service wide. According to those involved in helping domestic violence victims, Christmas and its attendant financial pressures exacerbate relationship tensions and are a factor in aggravating domestic abuse.

Bridget Cheyne, who leads on domestic violence for Citizens Advice in the Chorley and south Ribble area of Lancashire, said: "Economic pressures, such as not being able to afford the children's presents or a decent Christmas, means that that is the busiest time of year for us."

Its bureaux have dealt with 21,000 reports of domestic violence in the last year, a 16% increase from the previous 12 months. Cheyne said that in her team's latest monthly meeting, where agencies discussed the most at-risk cases, they had 31 cases, compared with 15 during the same period last year. "The cases are coming in at a rate quicker than I have known," she said.

Cheyne added that there were still too many instances of domestic violence that were discovered too late. One example, she said, was the murder of Judith Maude, 57, during the summer. Maude, of Hoghton, Lancashire, was stabbed three times in the neck and once in the back by her husband during a savage attack, yet there had been no indications or calls to the police that her husband was capable of violence. "There was no indication that she was in any danger and that, sadly, can happen if people feel they have nowhere to come forward," said Cheyne.

One victim is Karen Hanna, 38, of Chorley, who was held hostage in her home for more than a week by a partner who raped her and beat her severely. Hanna, who agreed to waive her right to anonymity in order to encourage other victims to come forward, said her ordeal began in Bristol in 2010 with a man she knew, though she had no idea he had a history of violence against women.

She said: "I was only with him for two weeks when he beat me up and I had him arrested. I dropped the charges, but he was already under licence for violence, so they put him in prison for two years." Although Hanna subsequently moved to Lancashire, her attacker's solicitor provided her new contact details, underlining last week's calls from the Labour party for victims of domestic violence to be allowed not to have to disclose their personal information because of the risk they will be attacked again.

"The day after he got out of prison, he came straight to my flat and took me hostage. He took my phone; he took my keys. I endured eight days of being held hostage, raped, battered senseless. He ripped out half my hair. I had to admit to sleeping with people that I hadn't because of his paranoia. If I admitted to doing these things, he wouldn't beat me up as much. I could only go outside with him and had to pretend everything was OK." One night she escaped while he was drunk and asleep. "I ran out, locked him in and called the police, who have been fantastic."

Like many victims, Hanna recognised the difficulties that victims face in coming forward to ask for help. "It's embarrassing, humiliating; you don't believe that anyone will believe you."

Source: The Observer UK.

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Facebook selfie alerts police and saves a woman's life in domestic dispute
by Maria Tadeo
Friday, 3 January 2014

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Taking a selfie and posting it on Facebook may have saved a woman's life.

Susann Stacy, from Kentucky, used Facebook to make an urgent plea for help after her husband allegedly attacked her, pulling the phone out of the wall so she couldn't call 911, the US emergency telephone number. Instead, she posted the graphic picture on the social network with the caption: "Please help, anyone," using a Wifi connection since she had no reception on her mobile phone.

One of her Facebook friends saw the picture and called the Sheriff's department. She told police her husband, Donnie Stacey, used a handgun to beat her after he overheard her speaking on the phone with another man. Leslie County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Mullins told WKTY she suffered several lacerations to the head and her hair was matted with blood.

Donnie Stacy was arrested and is facing assault charges at the Leslie County Detention Centre, according to WKYT-TV.

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Menage A Trois Goes Bad, Man Gets Arrested
12 September 2013

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Terry Antone Jenkins

Incensed that his girlfriend and her female cousin continued having sex without him after he “finished” during a threesome, a South Carolina man allegedly assaulted his live-in companion at their Myrtle Beach home, police allege.

According to a police report, the 31-year-old victim and her cousin awoke Sunday morning around 8 AM and “decided to have a ‘threesome’ and then proceeded to have sex with each other” and Terry Antone Jenkins.

The victim told Horry County Sheriff’s Office deputies that “once the suspect [Jenkins] had finished, she and the witness continued having oral sex with each other.” Which apparently angered the 25-year-old Jenkins, who is pictured in the above mug shot. The women told investigators that their ménage à deux angered Jenkins, who entered the bedroom and dragged his girlfriend off the bed by her hair. He then allegedly “struck her several times on the head and face” and kicked her in the stomach.

When questioned by a deputy, Jenkins denied striking his girlfriend, claiming that he had only “become verbal with them due to their continuing to have sex without him.” While Jenkins and his girlfriend both had fresh scratches on their bodies, deputies determined that Jenkins was the “primary aggressor” during the confrontation. As such, he was arrested for assault and booked into the county jail.

After bonding out of custody early Sunday evening, Jenkins returned immediately to his residence, where he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend a second time. He was subsequently arrested for domestic violence and taking the woman’s car without her permission.

Jenkins is currently being held in the Horry County lockup.

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Decapitated Sex Toys Prompted Police Probe
2 January 2014

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A Florida woman who had just broken up with her girlfriend called cops to report that her ex had “cut the heads off her three dildo sex toys,” according to a police report.

Lakenya Bristol, 32, showed an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputy the damaged dildos and pointed the finger at her former girlfriend, 37-year-old Regina Watts. The sex toys apparently were decapitated after Bristol’s mid-November arrest for domestic violence. Bristol told an investigator that her belongings were subsequently packed up by Watts. When a deputy interviewed Watts, she denied knowledge of the damaged dildos. Watts “assumed that the damage occurred after the personal belongings were removed from her custody.”

Bristol (left) is pictured in the above booking photo taken after her recent domestic violence collar. Watts (right) is seen in a 2008 mug shot. Due to the “lack of further investigative leads,” the case of the severed dildos has been closed by investigators. The sheriff’s report detailing the criminal mischief case is dated December 31, indicating that someone was cleaning off their desk before year’s end.

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Novelist's Ex In Bizarre Handgun Threat Arrest
8 January 2013

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A domestic dispute over space aliens escalated Saturday morning when a lingerie-clad New Mexico woman allegedly pointed a silver handgun at her boyfriend, a weapon she retrieved from her vagina, where it had been placed while the accused was performing a sex act, police allege.

To make matters more strange, the arrested woman is the most recent ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy, author of “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men.”

As detailed in a probable cause statement, Jennifer McCarthy, a 48-year-old artist, argued about space aliens with her 53-year-old beau, whose name was redacted from the document released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. When questioned by deputies, McCarthy reportedly acknowledged that she “did have a gun at the time” the couple was yelling at each other.

McCarthy’s boyfriend told investigators that following the argument McCarthy departed her Aventura Road residence. Upon returning to the home, he told deputies, McCarthy went into her bedroom and later emerged “wearing lingerie and a silver handgun in her vagina.” She then proceeded to “have inner course with the gun,” according to the court filing.

While using the gat as a sex toy, McCarthy reportedly asked her boyfriend, “Who is crazy, you or me?” The probable cause statement, drafted by Deputy Chris Zook, does not indicate whether McCarthy’s boyfriend dared to answer that query. After removing the gun from her vagina, McCarthy pointed it at her boyfriend’s head, investigators charge. Fearing that he could get shot, the man grabbed the weapon from McCarthy and put it in the toilet. McCarthy’s boyfriend subsequently “took it out of the toilet and put it in the trash can outside.” Deputy Zook reported that he recovered “a silver Smith and Wesson in the outside trash can.”

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Pictured in the above mug shot, McCarthy was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault on a household member. She was booked into the county jail, from which she was released Sunday after posting $5000 bond. According to public records, McCarthy married the publicity-shy Cormac McCarthy (seen at left) in Nevada in January 1998. The couple, parents to a teenage son, divorced in Texas in 2006. McCarthy did not respond to a Facebook message seeking comment about her arrest.

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Domestic violence experienced by 30% of female population, survey shows
by Alan Travis
Thursday, 13 February 2014

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There were an estimated 406,000 victims of sexual assaults last year in England and Wales, and nearly one million victims of stalkers. Photograph: Jim Wileman

More than 1.1 million or 7% of women and 720,000 or 4% of men have been victims of some kind of domestic abuse in the past year, official crime figures reveal.

The full scale of the hidden world of sexual assault, family abuse and stalking is revealed in official figures that show that nearly 5 million women or 30% of the adult female population have experienced some form of domestic abuse since age 16.

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales also reveal that there were an estimated 406,000 victims of sexual assaults last year and nearly one million victims of stalkers. More than two-thirds of these were women.

The annual survey of people's experience of crime also reveals that a startling 10% of the public think that it is "mostly or sometimes" acceptable to hit or slap their partner in response to them having an affair. This rises to 16% of older teenagers, with little difference in attitude between men and women. This previously hidden scale of domestic abuse in England and Wales has been revealed as headline rates of violence continue to fall.

The murder rate in England and Wales stood at 551 homicides recorded by the police in 2012/13. This is a slight increase since 2011/12, when 530 homicides were recorded, but the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said these continue a general downward trend and are the lowest levels since 1989, when there were 521 homicides. The most likely murder victim is a child of either sex under the age of 12 months. Men account for two-thirds of murder victims and are most likely to have been killed by a friend or acquaintance, while women are far more likely to be killed by a current or former partner.

The statisticians point out that more people were killed as a result of falls (3,790), intentional self-harm (3,671), and transport accidents (1,662) than were murdered in the last year. But only 193 people died in fires and 196 drowned.

The decline in the murder rate was more than matched by further 15% falls last year in both gun crime and knife crime. Gun crime fell to 8,135 offences and 29 people were killed in shootings, the lowest number since 1980. Knife crime fell to 26,340. This was twice the 7% fall in violent crime recorded by the police in 2012/13.

The statisticians say the chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in England and Wales is now less than half what it was when violent crime was at its peak in 1995. Violent crime against adults in England and Wales has fallen from an estimated 4.2m incidents a year in 1995 to 1.9m in 2012/13, according to the crime survey.

The ONS said that while the official "badge" of national statistics had been withdrawn from the police recorded crime figures, the crime survey results continued to meet that standard and that it would continue to publish and provide commentary on both sets of figures. The statisticians discounted a 17% rise in the latest police-recorded crime figures for sexual offences, attributing it to a 'Yewtree effect' - increased reporting of alleged sexual abuse in the wake of publicity about Jimmy Savile. They say a decline in sexual offences as measured by the official crime survey reinforces this conclusion.

The crime prevention minister, Norman Baker, said it was good to see violent crime continuing to fall: "The independent crime survey for England and Wales for 2012/13 shows the number of violent crimes at its lowest level since 1981. Police recorded crime statistics show firearms offences fell by 15% in the last financial year, knife crimes dropped by 15% and there were 13% fewer robberies, but we want to do even better," he said. "We are continuing to work to stamp out gang violence, tackle domestic abuse and protect vulnerable women and girls from sexual exploitation."

Source: Guardian UK.

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Turkey: report on violence against women tip of the iceberg
21 February 2014

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(ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL - Independent Communications Network (Bianet), an Istanbul-based NGO and news portal, announced that violence against women in Turkey increased in 2013 compared to the previous year.

According to Bianet's annual report, 214 women were murdered, 167 were raped and 161 were sexually abused by men in 2013. In 2012, the number of women murdered was 165 compared to 214 in 2013. Serpil Kemalbay, representative of the Women's Trade Union Initiative (IMECE), blamed the increase on the conservative and male-dominant policies of the current government.

"Male violence is being viewed as legitimate," she told SES Turkiye. "The government needs to adopt a definite position on the subject. Currently, the laws are protecting the family, not women." According to Bianet's tally, 13.5% of the women killed in 2013 had previously applied for protection. Preliminary injunctions against 13 men were in place when they committed murders. Four women were killed immediately after the injunctions against their murderers were over. Twelve victims were in the process of filing complaints against their murderers at the time of their deaths.

Four men killed their victims during their probation period or shortly after their paroles. Some 49% of the women were killed by their husbands, 13% were killed by relatives, and 12% were killed by their lovers. Ten percent were killed by their ex-husbands or ex-lovers, 5% were killed by their fathers.

According to the report, one reason for violence that stands out the most is women's demand for a divorce.

Source: ANSA.

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Man arrested for raping woman who left him
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(ANSA) - Reggio Emilia - Italian police on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old man from Guastalla near Reggio Emilia who allegedly beat and raped his 20-year-old girlfriend when she broke up with him.

The woman went to the man's house Wednesday to tell him their relationship was over, police said.

He punched her several times, broke a chair over her, pulled out clumps of her hair and raped her in a three-hour ordeal before she managed to escape and report him, police said. Italy is going through a reported epidemic of violence against women which has spurred the government to pass laws against 'femicide'.

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