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Johnny Depp says 'in no condition' to ever hurt Amber Heard

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:15 PM

'I was in no physical condition to push anyone,' says the actor

US actor Johnny Depp arrives on the third day of his libel trial against News Group Newspapers (NGN), at the High Court in London, on July 9, 2020. - Depp is suing the publishers of The Sun and the author of the article for the claims that called him a "wife-beater" in April 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Anger as child lives lost to Chicago gun crime

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Among the victims was a one-year-old infant

U.S. couple draw guns on protesters passing their mansion

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Trump retweets without comment the video of the white couple pointing a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at the protesters, the majority of whom were black

GUN. This screen grab taken from a video shows Mark McCloskey, 63, and his 61-year-old wife, Patricia, standing outside their home and holding guns including a semi-automatic rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters who were marching toward the residence of St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on June 28, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo from Eurovision/AFP

Nowhere to run: Why some abused sex workers don’t want cops’ help

Jun 27, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Part 2: Even as sex workers or prostituted women claim they experience systematic abuse from the police, they are blamed when they are raped and told ‘it’s part of the job anyway’

Jennylyn Mercado, Gab Valenciano take stand against rape culture, victim blaming

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:03 PM

'Rape exists because of rapists' – end of argument

Floyd's brother tells U.N. 'black lives do not matter' in U.S.

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:15 PM

'You in the United Nations are your brothers' and sisters' keepers in America, and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd,' says Philonise Floyd

PROBE. George Floyd's brother Philonise is seen on a TV screen during his speech at the opening of an urgent debate on 'systemic racism' in the United States and beyond at the Human Rights Council on June 17, 2020 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump signs police reform order to end 'patterns of failure'

Jun 17, 2020 - 12:11 AM

(UPDATED) The presidential directive provides funding incentives for police departments nationwide to include a ban on choke holds and extra training on guidelines for the use of force

POLICE REFORM. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

South Africa's Ramaphosa slams surge in femicides as lockdown eases

Jun 15, 2020 - 9:24 PM

South Africa is ranked among countries with one of the highest levels of intimate partner violence in the world

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018, as the heads of the BRICS group -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- met in Johannesburg for an annual summit dominated by the risk of a US-led trade war. Five of the biggest emerging economies on July 26, stood by the multilateral system and vowed to strengthen economic cooperation in the face of US tariff threats and unilateralism. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Themba Hadebe

U.N. rights council agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

Jun 15, 2020 - 7:14 PM

It is only the fifth time in the council's 14-year history that it has agreed to hold an 'urgent debate,' which is a special debate agreed upon within a regular session of the council

UNHRC. The UN's top rights body agrees to a request from African countries to urgently debate racism and police brutality. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

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

3rd suspect arrested in U.S. black jogger's killing

May 22, 2020 - 9:55 AM

William Bryan Jr, 50, is charged with murder and attempted false imprisonment in connection with the February death of Ahmaud Arbery

MOURNING. Jasmine Arbery, sister of Ahmaud Arbery (R) and Wanda Cooper-Jones, Ahmaud's mother, comfort one another while people gather to honor Ahmaud at Sidney Lanier Park on May 9, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. diner arrested for shooting cook in face mask row

May 21, 2020 - 10:22 AM

The suspect had twice been refused service at the restaurant a day before the shooting for failing to wear a face covering, the arrest affidavit says

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U.S. police shooting of medical worker revives protest anger

May 14, 2020 - 11:10 AM

Taylor 'was one of the healthcare professionals helping us through this pandemic. But even as she helped to save lives, police violence took hers,' says the Black Lives Matter Twitter account.

VICTIM. File photo of Breonna Taylor. Photo from AFP

During coronavirus lockdown: Abused women, children more vulnerable

May 09, 2020 - 4:38 PM

A drop in reported cases of abuse during the lockdown may not be good news as it could point to victims having a harder time reporting crimes to authorities

POPCOM-NCR opens helpline for family planning, gender-based violence concerns

May 08, 2020 - 3:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The public is advised to call or text its official helpline numbers 09617432337 (Smart) and 09272998764 (Globe) or through messenger via POPCOM-NCR facebook account

Georgia police arrest 2 for shooting death of unarmed black man

May 08, 2020 - 10:16 AM

'The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now,' Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tweets

PROTEST. Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

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'

CHR launches online reporting portal for gender-based violence during lockdown

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'If you are, or if you know someone is being abused within your homes or communities, reach out to us,' says the Commission on Human Rights

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

Families mourn as police seek motive for Canada gun rampage

Apr 21, 2020 - 8:59 AM

'He wasn't killing enemies, he was killing his friends,' says an acquaintance of the gunman

TEETH. A Halifax regional police investigator is seen in a suite above the Atlantic Denture Clinic April 20, 2020 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia ,Canada. The clinic was owned by the gunman, Gabrielle Wortman. Photo by Tim Krochak/Getty Images/AFP

Trudeau laments 'evil' mass shooting, raises toll to 18

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:09 AM

'No one man's action can build a wall between us and a better day – no matter how evil, how thoughtless, or how destructive,' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says

MOUNTIES. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tactical unit confer after the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage was neutralized at the Big Stop near Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 19, 2020. Photo by Tim Krochak/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

Pakistani Women's Day marchers hit with stones, sticks

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:19 AM

In Pakistani society, women are shot, stabbed, stoned, set alight, and strangled for damaging a family's 'honor'

THINK PINK. Supporters of the Pakistani Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) hold placards as they march during a rally to mark the International Women's Day in Lahore on March 8, 2020. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

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

Another mass shooting in U.S.: Trump says 5 dead

Feb 27, 2020 - 8:31 AM

2019 saw a record 417 mass shootings, says research group Gun Violence Archive.

Curfew call in New Delhi after 20 die in sectarian clashes

Feb 26, 2020 - 5:23 PM

The two days of unrest, which has seen clashes between mobs armed with swords and guns, is the worst sectarian violence seen in Delhi in decades

Security personnel stand guard near burnt-out and damaged shops following clashes between people supporting and opposing a contentious amendment to India's citizenship law, in New Delhi on February 26, 2020. Riot police patrolled the streets of India's capital on February 26 following battles between Hindus and Muslims that claimed at least 20 lives, with fears of more violent clashes. Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

House passes bill imposing stiffer penalties vs child abuse

Feb 17, 2020 - 6:50 PM

An overwhelming 228 legislators vote in favor of stiffening the punishment for child abusers

They're victims too: Advocacy group calls for prevention of sexual abuses on boys

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:44 PM

'We need to balance the good work we do with girls with good work to do equally for boys,' says Zenaida Rosales of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse

Parkland survivors remember friends 2 years after mass shooting

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Families attend ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as they observe a minute of silence at 10:17 am for the 17 victims

(FILE) Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

Feb 15, 2020 - 8:38 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities say most of the deaths were caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region

House approves bill protecting women, children vs electronic violence

Feb 04, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the passage of the measure will give women and children an 'increased chance' to combat all forms of abuse

House OKs on 2nd reading bill protecting women, children vs electronic abuse

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:47 PM

Violators stand to face jail time up to 6 to 12 years and a fine between P300,000 to P500,000

Italy street art batters faces of famous women

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo says he wants 'to illustrate the drama that affects millions of women throughout the world... with the aim of denouncing, raising awareness and obtaining a real response'

POP ART. A woman watches 'Just because I am a Woman', a new series of works by Italian pop artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo, depicting some of the women protagonists of world politics as victims of gender violence. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

2 killed in Texas shooting

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A group of Hispanic men working on set for a music video in Houston, Texas is attacked by still-unidentified shooters

Prison clashes leave 36 dead in Honduras

Dec 23, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The killings come shortly after President Juan Orlando Hernandez ordered the army and the police to take control of the country's 27 prisons

Anti-Asian assaults a 'neglected' problem in France

Dec 21, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Because France bans statistics on ethnicity, there is no official data on assaults against Asian French, but campaigners say they have begun to see a pattern

RACIST VIOLENCE. Asian French violence is reportedly on the rise according to activists. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

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

Tens of thousands march in France, Italy to protest femicide

Nov 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Central Paris is awash with purple — the color adopted for the campaign — with some protesters holding up placards bearing the image of a relative or friend killed

'ALL OF US.' People take part in a protest to condemn violence against women, on November 23, 2019, in Paris. Photo by Dominique Faget/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

'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacks

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The term 'white terror' is used to describe multiple periods of political persecution throughout history, but in Hong Kong it is borrowed from nearby Taiwan

ATTACKS. Blood is seen on a street as a video journalist is filming, where Jimmy Sham, convener of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), was assaulted by people wielding hammers in the Mongkok district of Kowloon in Hong Kong on October 16, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

6 killed in Mali attack on pro-government forces

Oct 19, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Four more people are missing after the attack in strife-torn northeastern Mali

U.P. community remembers death of Jennifer Laude, calls for passage of SOGIE bill

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'Justice for all trans lives! Stop killing us! SOGIE Equality now!'

The UP community calls for justice for the death of Jennifer Laude and appeals to Senate to pass the SOGIE Equality bill. Photo by Christian Carlo Acilo/Rappler

Turkey femicide trial opens after viral video

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The killing of 38-year-old Emine Bulut sparks outrage across Turkey and reignites the debate over mounting violence against women in the country

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

Sparing the rod: Netizens debate physical punishment at home

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:37 PM

'A little spanking here and there is necessary if it's called for,' admits one commenter

U.P. frat member dies after latest hazing exposé

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:51 AM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death

Gatchalian calls for suspension of U.P. frat in latest hazing incident

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority

SUSPEND SIGMA RHO. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for the suspension of the entire UP Sigma Rho fraternity after reported hazing within the brotherhood.