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JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault, domestic abuse

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:25 AM

The 'Harry Potter' author reveals the information in a blog post to 'give context' to her controversial past comments about transgender women

#RespetoNaman movement launches campaign vs gender-based violence

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues

ENOUGH: SPARK! Executive Director Maica Teves announces #RespetoNaman’s 18-day campaign to end violence against women as part of the movement’s first anniversary of advocating for gender equality. Photo by Bianca Arreola

House bill seeks to protect husbands, same-sex partners from domestic abuse

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004

Dementia's hidden darkness: Violence and domestic abuse

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Alarmingly, evidence now suggests that there may be a complex but definitive link between dementia and domestic abuse

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Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse claims

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(2nd UPDATE) President Donald Trump says that lives were being 'shattered' by allegations that may be false, hoping the aides are given 'due process'

CHIEF. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UDATED) White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigns in the same week, also over domestic abuse claims. He denies the allegations.

RESIGNED. In this photo taken on September 1, 2017, White House staff secretary Rob Porter looks on after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Guatemala begins burying 36 girls killed in shelter fire

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Another 10 patients are in critical condition with burns to all of their body and severe damage to their lungs and throat Few are expected to live according to the director of a hospital in Guatemala

AFTER THE FIRE. Marta Lidia Garcia (C) cries over the coffin of her 17-year-old daughter Siona Hernandez, who died in a fire at a state-run shelter, during her funeral at the general cemetery in Guatemala City on March 10, 2017. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Victims angry over Russia cutting domestic abuse penalties

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The change has infuriated rights groups and victims and prompted unusually heated debate in a country where violence at home is not seen as out of the ordinary

Russian MPs back easing punishment for domestic abuse

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The bill sails through Russia s 450 member parliament with 380 legislators backing it and just 3 voting against The bill still needs to be approved by the upper chamber and signed by President Vladimir Putin to become law

Conquer anger, help stop domestic abuse

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:55 AM

If you cannot control or eliminate anger everyone near that anger can be engulfed

Mayweather on legal issues: 'I’m black, rich, and outspoken'

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:23 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr speaks out on his prison sentence denying the misdemeanor domestic charges that interrupted his career

MONEY TALKS. Floyd Mayweather Jr feels his occupation, race and outspoken nature have made him easy to vilify by the justice system. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Pacquiao motivated by Mayweather’s domestic abuse, says Roach

Apr 08, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Manny is really against domestic violence It is a big issue maybe in the Philippines for him

Manny Pacquiao (R) exercises with his coach Freddie Roach (L) during his training session. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Violence against women: Sex, power, abuse

Mar 05, 2015 - 5:05 PM

How big of a problem is violence against women in the Philippines? Why should it concern you?

Klaim dipukuli suami, pedangdut Aida Saskia belum minta cerai

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Suaminya pernah ingin bakar rumah dengan Aida berada di dalam

Penyanyi dangdut Aida Saskia dalam video klip perdananya yang berjudul ‘Korban Selingkuh’. YouTube screenshot

Wife of Davao police chief sues him for physical, verbal abuse

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Susie Danao says her husband physically and verbally abused her and her children from 2002 to 2013

RELIEVED. The former Davao police chief, in blue shirt. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Sponsors nervy as NFL struggles with violence‎

Sep 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM

The National Football League faced a backlash from sponsors as it battled to stem negative headlines from a string of violent off field incidents involving star players

Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely by the league for knocking out his fiancé (now wife) in an elevator, is just one of several NFL players under scrutiny. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Davao police chief relieved from post

Sep 02, 2014 - 1:21 PM

The police officer loses his post after social networking sites showed him cursing and hitting his wife Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants him reinstated

Hong Kong gov't must share blame, say migrant workers

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Groups accuse the Hong Kong government of enacting policies that expose foreign domestic workers to abuse

PROTEST. Members of the Justice for Erwiana and Migrant Domestic Workers Committee staged a rally accusing the government of enacting policies that expose foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to abuse. Photo from Daisy CL Mandap

Concealing abuse through a bouquet of flowers

Aug 03, 2013 - 10:15 AM

You need to get out That s the only way the hitting will stop