Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tag Archives: domestic abuse

JK Rowling defends Depp casting after fan backlash

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LONDON: British author J. K. Rowling has said she is “genuinely happy” with Johnny Depp’s casting in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” film after fans called for his replacement over domestic abuse allegations. The US actor, who plays villain Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off, had been accused of physical ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

Penny-Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, report finds

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LONDON: Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on domestic abuse showed that 10.5% of 16 to 19-year-old females reported instances of abuse in the 12-month period to ...

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Man jailed after subjecting wife to 30 years of domestic abuse

Shetland man

SHETLAND: A Controlling husband who hosed his wife with cold water and forced her to keep a ‘mistake book’ during a 30-year reign of terror has been jailed for 32 months. Robert Simmons, 62, drew up timetables of tasks for wife Karen, divided into 15-minutes slots, and punished her if ...

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