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Shraddha Walkar case puts spotlight on violent relationships: Understanding why women don’t leave their abusive partners
India

Shraddha Walkar case puts spotlight on violent relationships: Understanding why women don’t leave their abusive partners

Shraddha Walkar was reportedly assaulted by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala. The question everyone is asking today is, 'Why did she not leave?' Experts and women’s rights activists say that it’s easier said than done

Mandeep Kaur died by suicide in New York. Now, her family battles to bring her body home
Explainers

Mandeep Kaur died by suicide in New York. Now, her family battles to bring her body home

Mandeep Kaur’s family living in Uttar Pradesh has been urging the Centre to arrange to transfer her mortal remains home or to grant them a visa to the US. They have also started an online petition, seeking justice for Mandeep, who died by suicide, after being subjected to abuse by her husband

As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too
Arts & Culture

As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too

In a new Homenet South Asia study, respondents from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India shared their experiences of physical, financial, verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse.

Naagin 2 actress Arzoo Govitrikar files for divorce; accuses husband Siddharth Sabharwal of domestic abuse
Entertainment

Naagin 2 actress Arzoo Govitrikar files for divorce; accuses husband Siddharth Sabharwal of domestic abuse

Arzoo Govitrikar, the Naagin 2 actor, said that she had tried her best to reconcile with Siddharth Sabharwal, but "matters came to a head".

Johnny Depp's lawyers claim his former wife Amber Heard lied over divorce agreement
Entertainment

Johnny Depp's lawyers claim his former wife Amber Heard lied over divorce agreement

Johnny Depp's lawyers argued that Amber Heard had not donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity and this had prejudiced the case against Depp

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders fined for promoting domestic abuse through social media post
Sports

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders fined for promoting domestic abuse through social media post

Saunders had filmed himself punching a bag in a barn and advising “dads, husbands and men with girlfriends” how to deal with their female partners during the lockdown.

UK tabloid The Sun responds to criticism against article on JK Rowling's ex-husband; says it did not glorify domestic abuse
Lifestyle

UK tabloid The Sun responds to criticism against article on JK Rowling's ex-husband; says it did not glorify domestic abuse

The article around JK Rowling's ex-husband and the headline sparked outrage among campaigners who have long pushed the media to exercise care in reporting on domestic violence.

JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault
Lifestyle

JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault

In a 3,600-word essay, published on her website, JK Rowling explained in detail her research and beliefs on trans issues, and the concerns she has about how women’s rights and some young people’s lives were being impacted by some forms of trans activism.

Domestic abuse during COVID-19 lockdown: How to get the help you need
Health

Domestic abuse during COVID-19 lockdown: How to get the help you need

The National Commission for Women revealed that within the first week of the Indian lockdown, they received 257 calls about offences against women.

Premier League club Chelsea partner with charity Refuge to tackle domestic abuse due to coronavirus pandemic
Sports

Premier League club Chelsea partner with charity Refuge to tackle domestic abuse due to coronavirus pandemic

Chelsea said the manager of its women’s team Emma Hayes, and male and female players would take part in a digital campaign to raise funds for the charity

Johnny Depp allowed to proceed with $50 mn defamation case against ex wife Amber Heard
Entertainment

Johnny Depp allowed to proceed with $50 mn defamation case against ex wife Amber Heard

Johnny Depp had taken issue to Amber Heard's op-ed in The Washington Post, following which he had slapped a defamation suit against her.

Suno review: Sumeet Vyas, Amrita Puri's short film is a nuanced take on domestic abuse
Entertainment

Suno review: Sumeet Vyas, Amrita Puri's short film is a nuanced take on domestic abuse

Suno acknowledges the complex emotional warp and weft of human relationships.

Aamir Khan shares Kiran Rao's short films: Didn't know it was possible to tell stories in 10 seconds
Entertainment

Aamir Khan shares Kiran Rao's short films: Didn't know it was possible to tell stories in 10 seconds

Kiran Rao has made the short films for Facebook's Thumbstoppers initiative, launched in May to push out creative short-form mobile video advertisements.

Lorena trailer: Amazon's four-part docuseries will explore the sensationalised case of John and Lorena Bobbitt
Entertainment

Lorena trailer: Amazon's four-part docuseries will explore the sensationalised case of John and Lorena Bobbitt

Executive produced by Us maker Jordan Peele, Lorena is all set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January

XXXTentacion confessed to domestic abuse, other violent crimes in newly obtained voice recording
Entertainment

XXXTentacion confessed to domestic abuse, other violent crimes in newly obtained voice recording

XXXTentacion was shot and killed in June while he awaited a trial with regard to a 2016 domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend.

Bobby Darling's husband, accused of domestic abuse, gets bail after paying fine of Rs 15 lakh
Entertainment

Bobby Darling's husband, accused of domestic abuse, gets bail after paying fine of Rs 15 lakh

Bobby Darling had filed a case against her husband Ramnik Sharma in 2017, alleging domestic abuse, unnatural sex and dowry harassment

Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) is helping domestic abuse survivors start life anew
Our Better World

Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) is helping domestic abuse survivors start life anew

Founded in 2001, PCVC helps rebuild lives that are affected by domestic abuse through programmes that help survivors build confidence. Since 2006, they have helped 4,500 burn survivors.

Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan attempts to break in and enter his locked house in Uttar Pradesh
First Cricket News

Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan attempts to break in and enter his locked house in Uttar Pradesh

Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan visited the pacer's native village in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district, where she demanded that lock of Shami's house be broken so that she can enter it.

Unnao and Kathua rape cases: Changes in substantial law meaningless until accompanied by changes in procedural law
India

Unnao and Kathua rape cases: Changes in substantial law meaningless until accompanied by changes in procedural law

The narrative of change in law, which is usually the main standpoint of protests in the wake of such incidents, is therefore self-defeating and mostly results in the number of false cases, with no effect on the deterrence of that particular crime

Man ties and thrashes wife in UP's Shahjahanpur, sends video to her family with dowry demands
India

Man ties and thrashes wife in UP's Shahjahanpur, sends video to her family with dowry demands

In a chilling incident, a man brutally thrashed his wife and tied her to the ceiling in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district over the woman's failure to meet his demand for Rs 50, 000 as dowry, according to reports. The man filmed the act and sent the video to his in-laws to press for his demand