In Italy Public defenders supplied for all victims of stalkingby Roberta Lunghini - 2017.03.23
In Italy, all victims of stalking have the right to a public defender, regardless of their income. The same is true for victims of domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, or sexual violence. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman who had been denied the right to a hearing in the court in Bolzano because she had not filed income tax. For that court, this rendered her case inadmissible from the start, because filing taxes is a pre-requisite for a state appointed attorney. Instead, the Supreme Judges had a different interpretation, and they made a point of highlighting that the State needed to provide legal assistance for these types of crimes in order to guarantee that all obstacles are removed (include economic ones) that might convince a person to not denounce them.
The way women abuse men sexually
It is an argument not so widely explored, but also men suffer sexual abuse from women. Who use several ways of coercion to force men to have sex with them. A truth emerged from a paper released by the University of Lancaster. According to which, three are the most preferred Read More.
Identikit of women murdered in the United States
In the USA, more than half of the homicides committed against women are by their partner (or “ex”). Or, at least this is what has emerged in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent report. Statistics were analyzed regarding domestic violence cases that took place in 18 states during Read More.
Men and women suffer equally after sexual abuse
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It is considered maltreatment in the family even when you don’t live under the same roof
In Italy, the crime of maltreatment in the family can also apply to a de facto couple with children. That is also if the abuse occurred when the two were no longer living under the same roof. This was the ruling of the Court of Cassation, in pointing out that Read More.
Sentence against Italy for not having avoided another act of domestic violence
A sentence without precedence. The European Court of Human Rights, has, in fact, condemned Italy for not having acted in time, to prevent yet another of many cases of domestic violence against a woman by her husband: despite the numerous complaints that had been filed. In this specific case, in Read More.
Don’t let your indifference make you an accomplice to child abuse
The invisible drama is a reality that people prefer to not face. Every year, in France, tens of children die at the hands of their parents. Since January of this year, already in February of 2017, there were nine cases. With the hope of breaking the silence and the reluctance Read More.