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Bill to decriminalize domestic abuse moves forward in Russia

Moscow - In Russia, one in five people think it's no big deal to give your spouse or child a slap. And in a move to accommodate conservatives, the Russian Parliament is moving one step closer to decriminalizing spousal abuse once and for all.

Controlling partners to be prosecuted in England and Wales

Domestic abusers who use “coercive or controlling” behavior against their partners can now be prosecuted in England and Wales under a law that went into effect on Tuesday.

One woman dies every hour in Russia as a victim of domestic abuse

Moscow - Domestic abuse of women, including violent crimes of passion, are not considered crimes in Russia. And by the time police are called in, it is too late. About 14,000 women are killed every year, one every hour, by male partners or husbands who drink.

Domestic violence soaring in India, woman beheads abusive husband

Underscoring the extremity of the violence against women in India, a woman beheaded her husband in the Sivaganga district after facing intolerable abuse from him.

Spanish locksmiths refuse wife-beaters access to their homes

With the economic crisis in Spain, times are hard. Because of this more cases of physical and verbal abuse by husbands against their wives are happening. Two locksmiths are now trying to do something to help in the situation.

Photographer & graduate student documents domestic abuse

As a freelance photojournalist and as a Master's candidate, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz was working on a project about the stigma associated with being an ex-convict. The project turned into an exploration into domestic violence, captured on camera.

Facebook photo of Mitt Romney leads to domestic abuse charge

Clinton - A Tennessee man found a picture of a man he didn't recognize on his live-in girlfriend's Facebook page. What's he supposed to think? She's obviously having an affair. And he didn't buy her explanation the man was the Republican presidential nominee.

Actor Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans for abusive behavior

New Orleans - Famous Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has been arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana, Saturday (April 16, 2011) after Cage exhibited abusive behavior to his wife in a public place.

Sheen gets sentenced to rehab

Actor Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges and has been sentenced to community service and rehab. This case is stemming from the Christmas Day fight between Sheen and his girlfriend

Shelter from the Storm products designed by abuse survivor

Toronto - When Tammy left 30 years of a abuse by seeking refuge at a women's shelter she found the strength to never return to the abuse. Her design for Shelter from the Storm won her enough money to furnish her first home after the shelter.

Chargers' Star Shawne Merriman Arrested for Domestic Abuse

Reality star Tila Tequila has signed a citizens arrest warrant out against San Francisco Charger star Shawne Merriman. The football player allegedly choked the MTV star on Sunday morning at about 3:30 am.

Chris Brown Gets Probation For Assaulting Rihanna

Chris Brown has been sentenced to five years of formal felony probation and six months of community service for the assault on then girlfriend, Rihanna in February. The sentencing is part of a plea deal that his lawyers arranged.

Men Who Enjoy Sexist Jokes Show Tendency for Domestic Abuse

Apparently what some folks think funny may in fact be warning signs. Science has found that men who tell sexist jokes are often those with macho attitudes and risky behaviors with regard to the treatment of women.

Domestic Abuse Now a Felony in U.S.

Repeat domestic abuse will now be a felony and will no longer be a misdemeanor. Also, sex offenders are no longer allowed to be employed as ice-cream delivery drivers.

Victim of Abuse Fears Former Husband’s Prison Release

In North Carolina Heather Thompson is truly the “picture girl” for spouse abuse. Her blackened and bloodied face is on many billboards and printed material. Her wounds and her words, say “get help” to those abused.

Domestic Violence or the Recession- Murder In North Carolina

The wife of the suspected gunman from Sunday's murder spree at a North Carolina nursing home hid in a washroom in fear of her life.

Op-Ed: Rihanna's Abuse Pain Could Help End The Silence

The news is breaking about Rihanna and Chris Brown's stormy relationship. Could Rihanna's public pain help other women survive abuse? It's time to take the silence out of abuse and bring the light in.

Europe 'must end domestic abuse'.. and Spain leads the way

Spain's prime minister has launched a campaign against domestic violence in Europe, calling it one of the worst forms of human rights violations.

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