domestic violence - updates

Rappler's latest stories on domestic violence


Domestic violence surges in locked down Europe – WHO

May 07, 2020 - 9:06 PM

Countries in Europe 'are reporting up to a 60% increase in emergency calls by women subjected to violence by their intimate partners in April this year, compared to last'

Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America's 'domestic hell'

Apr 21, 2020 - 10:21 AM

In Mexico, it is estimated that around 200 women have been murdered since quarantine measures began

BARRED. Health workers wearing biosafety suits take the temperature of a woman during a checkup for the novel coronavirus at Nueva Floresta neighborhood in Cali, Colombia, on April 20, 2020. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

U.N. chief urges governments to protect women during virus lockdown

Apr 06, 2020 - 12:26 PM

'For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes,' UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says

ANTONIO GUTERRES. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters on February 4, 2020 in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP)

Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus

Mar 28, 2020 - 2:15 PM

From Berlin to Paris, Madrid, Rome and Bratislava, associations that help victims of domestic violence sound the alarm after Europe overtook China to become the epicenter of the pandemic

Domestic violence cases in Japan reach new all-time high in 2019

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Japan's National Police Agency also says younger people are increasingly falling victim to revenge pornography

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. A woman speaks of her husband's domestic violence towards her and his abuse towards their children during an interview in Tokyo in June 2019. Photo by Kyodo News

Russian Patriarch warns against 'dangerous' domestic abuse bill

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:07 PM

The Patriarch, a 73-year-old monk who has led the Church for a decade, says the bill targeting domestic violence is an attempt to 'legalise outside forces interfering in family life,' which he called a 'sacred space'

PATRIARCH KIRILL. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, to commemorate the day of Saints Cyril and Methodius at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 24, 2019. File photo by Mikhael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Abused Russian sisters who killed father face murder trial

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Three Russian sisters – Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan – stab their father Mikhail to death in July 2018 after suffering years of beatings and sexual assault. They were 17, 18 and 19 at the time.

THE KHACHATURYAN SISTERS. Demonstrators holding a placard with images of three Khachaturyan sisters, accused of murdering their father, protest against violence towards women in Moscow on November 25, 2019. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:25 PM

Demonstrators on November 25 gather in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

STOPPING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. A woman holds a placard reading 'Violence at home goes beyond, Stop sexism' during a demonstration to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Madrid on November 25, 2019. Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

#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

[Two Pronged] Should I leave my husband?

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Emma asks our columnists if it's time for her to leave her abusive husband

Pistons' Reed suspended over domestic violence case – league

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The NBA suspends Willie Reed for 6 games

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Willie Reed is suspended for 6 games due to domestic violence crime. Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Bong Alvarez arrested in Baguio for injuring live-in partner

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The basketball player s girlfriend Mary Ann Dungca Ting sustained injuries in different parts of her body according to the Baguio police blotter

ARRESTED. Former basketball star Bong Alvarez has once again been arrested for an incident involving drinking and violence. Photo from Alvarez's Facebook

Mets star pitcher Familia arrested on domestic violence charge

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:01 AM

According to a complaint filed at a court in Fort Lee Jeurys Familia is alleged to have caused bodily injury to another

ARRESTED. Jeurys Familia of the New York Mets is arrested on domestic violence charge. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Sacramento Kings guard Collison suspended over domestic violence incident

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Darren Collison will be suspended for 8 games without pay

SUSPENDED. Darren Collison (R) is suspended by the NBA for a domestic violence incident involving his wife. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

PODCAST: Domestic violence in Denmark

Sep 11, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Sex and Sensibilities was in Denmark for a Women’s Forum to discuss how Filipino immigrant women may be especially vulnerable to intimate partner violence

Robredo to Filipino women: Feminism about 'building bridges'

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The more inclusive governance becomes the more empowered citizens feel the less we need despots and celebrated heroes also says the Vice President

INFLUENTIAL FILIPINA. Leni Robredo addresses Filipina women leaders from the Diaspora. Photo by Office of the Vice President

Sacramento Kings' Collison facing domestic assault charge

Jun 01, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The NBA veteran is currently out on bail and will face the court in July

Amber Heard files domestic violence report against Johnny Depp

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Johnny Depp s estranged wife Amber Heard gives a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight

AMBER HEARD. Johnny Depp's estranged wife files a domestic violence police report against him. File photo shows Amber arriving at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in January 2016. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Johnny Depp's wife, Amber Heard, claims domestic violence – media

May 28, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Amber Heard says she is the victim of repeated physical attacks from Depp

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLAIM. After filing for divorce, Amber Heard accuses husband Johnny Depp of domestic violence. File photo shows the former couple arriving for the premiere of 'Black Mass' at the 59th BFI London Film Festival in London. Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Domestic violence: Kapunan for tougher law, Baligod for values formation

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:06 PM

For Lorna Kapunan it s time to create more family courts Fellow lawyer Levi Baligod says the basic education curriculum should emphasize values formation

ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Lawyers Levi Baligod (L) and Lorna Kapunan talk about their plan to improve the plight of victims of domestic violence during Rappler's first senatorial debate on April 8. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

How to boost female labor force participation in Indonesia

Feb 19, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Indonesian women remain notably underrepresented in leadership and management positions

Vendors selling vegetables and fruits in Indonesia. Photo from ADB

US police investigate Chris Brown over alleged battery – media

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Chris Brown is in the center of a new police investigation for punching a woman in the face at a party

CHRIS BROWN. The R&B singer is under police investigation for alleged battery. File photo by Steve C Mitchell/EPA

How I finally left my deadbeat husband

Nov 03, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Domestic violence against women is often only focused on sexual physical and verbal abuse overlooking economic situations like mine

Fil-Ams mount event to promote education vs domestic abuse

Sep 30, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Children who witness domestic violence are twice likely to become abusive or abused in adulthood

Man in Singapore arrested for slashing Pinay's throat

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The 41 year old suspect believed to be the victim s ex boyfriend slashes the Filipina in the throat wrist and palms

Aquino’s bet, new PNP chief, Ronda Rousey | 6PM wRap

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Arroyo house arrest, Colombia landslide, Ronda Rousey | 6PM wRap

May 19, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

Ex-girlfriend sues Floyd Mayweather for $20M

May 06, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The lawsuit stems from Mayweather s interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric before the May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao

BIRTHDAY. Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his 38th birthday 4 days after he confirmed his much-awaited match with Manny Pacquiao. Photo from AFP

Why you should care about Mayweather’s domestic violence history

Apr 28, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr will be one of the co stars of the highest grossing boxing event in history this weekend but his record of domestic violence is nothing to be proud of

Floyd Mayweather Jr has never had his boxing license suspended despite multiple convictions for domestic violence. Photo by Isaac Brekken/EPA

Getting divorced abroad: A Filipina's journey

Apr 19, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Love gradually died when I was treated like a slave and a doormat for his insecurities rancor repetitive psychological abuse and destructive criticisms

#PugadBaboy: Domestic Violence

Mar 03, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Webhits: Must-watch stunning Super Bowl ad

Feb 02, 2015 - 12:00 PM

A woman calls 911 for a pizza delivery What gives?

OFW victim of domestic abuse turns to Facebook to find abuser

Jan 06, 2015 - 2:03 PM

A mother of two welcomes the new year with burns and bruises allegedly inflicted by her estranged husband

Man chops off wife's hands and feet in Malaysia

Dec 14, 2014 - 4:58 PM

A mother of three was admitted to the intensive care unit after her husband hacked off her hands and feet with meat cleaver

China drafts first domestic violence law

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:06 PM

The new law formally defines domestic violence for the first time and streamlines the process for obtaining restraining orders measures long advocated by anti domestic abuse groups

A third of women globally victims of domestic violence – WHO

Nov 21, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Between 100 million and 140 million women are victims of genital mutilation and around 70 million girls are married before 18 often against their will

Maegan Aguilar: Live-in partner has a dark side

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Maegan says her live in partner Ali Sanchez has a dark side when he gets drunk He can turn violent

The A-List: Resources for Fil-Am domestic violence victims

Oct 09, 2014 - 9:45 AM

What distinguishes the A List from other directories is the information therein stating capacity to serve Filipinos

Dating, domestic violence: Why victims stay with their abusers

Oct 01, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Domestic abuse is a pattern of behavior where one partner controls the other through manipulation in verbal emotional psychological financial and sexual as well as the obvious – physical attacks

ALLICE's 10th annual 'Free from violence' in SF October 2

Sep 28, 2014 - 12:36 PM

The 10th annual Free from Violence is a free event from 5:30 7:30 p m Thursday Oct 2 at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco USA

Embattled NFL commish promises tougher domestic violence policies

Sep 20, 2014 - 11:26 AM

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised stricter conduct codes while saying he has no plans to step down

HOT SEAT. NFL commissioner addresses the media as the league comes under fire for its handling of several domestic violence and child abuse incidents. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Rihanna rips CBS for pulling song amid NFL scandal

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:37 PM

CBS was planning to use the Jay Z s Run This Town featuring the singer but has since dropped it

[DASH OF SAS] Love doesn’t have to hurt

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:00 AM

There is a school based program designed to educate middle to high school students about positive dating relationships

Fil-Am heads Baltimore County Commission for Women

Jun 01, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Bella Santos took office in 2012 heading campaigns on human trafficking domestic violence children and the elderly and women s health and empowerment

Tia and Tina Taruc Canlas: Courage runs in the family

May 17, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Her mother s disclosure of abuse by Tia s father and then her stepfather opened Tia s eyes to the many realities – and misconceptions – about domestic violence

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

US singer Chris Brown could face jail

Jul 16, 2013 - 10:33 AM

A Los Angeles court revokes the singer s probation for assault on Rihanna

JAIL TIME? Chris Brown may be placed behind bars for domestic violence