Lockdowns around the world bring rise in domestic violence

“It’s been a dramatic rise and it has only gone up,” said Annita Draka, of the association for the prevention of domestic violence, which is based in Nicosia, the island’s capital. “It’s a 24-hour helpline and the calls come in all the time.”

Coronavirus Australia: $1.1 billion mental health, domestic violence package

Australia is not alone in its fears of increased incidents of domestic violence. This picture was taken on March 22, 2020, showing the facade of a building in Dortmund, western Germany. From Berlin to Paris, Madrid, Rome and Bratislava, associations that help victims of domestic violence have been sounding the alarm after Europe overtook China […]

Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus

In Germany, families minister Franziska Giffey has called on municipalities to organise alternative reception facilities if necessary, while neighbouring Austria provides guaranteed places in women’s refuges or the removal of violent family members from quarantined households.

Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over coronavirus

As governments pour billions into their economies and health services, they should “not lose sight of the importance of equality and fundamental human rights,” Beatrice Fresko-Rolfo, the general rapporteur on violence against women for the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, pointed out recently.

$1.1 billion Medicare, mental health, domestic violence package on its way in response to coronavirus crisis

Key points:The bulk of the package will go to expanding Medicare subsidies for telehealth servicesMoney will also be committed to mental health services and counselling services for families caught up in, or at risk of, domestic violenceThe National Cabinet will meet again on Sunday to discuss the country’s next moves

Denver weather: Red flag warning before another storm hits

Beginning at around 3 a.m. Friday, there is a slight chance of rain showers before a snow and rain mix starting at 5 a.m. At about 10 a.m. it will be back to only rain, the NWS said. The high temperature will be about 47 degrees Friday.

Tamron Hall Honors Her Late Sister With New Online Shop for Domestic Violence Awareness

Now, Hall—who’s spent her time since Today hosting her ID Discovery show Deadline Crime, and giving speeches about domestic violence, women’s empowerment and diversity across the country—is preparing for things to really ramp up again.

Teen Mom Amber Portwood claims she ‘crawled from hell’ but is ‘leaving the past’ behind after domestic violence arrest

Amber admitted that she went into a “depression” after the arrest in an interview with Us Weekly.

Killer MMA fighter abducted mom of his child from domestic violence shelter then removed her hands & teeth

In February 2019 Marks sparked a manhunt when he escaped from a private prison van that was transporting him from Minnesota to Texas.

Domestic abuse advocates warn of an increase in violence amid coronavirus crisis

What can victims do to stay safe?Advocates are now urging victims to ensure they have access to alternative online supports, including Telstra safe phones, which allow those who are concerned their partner may be monitoring their communications to stay in touch with others and seek help if need be (the government has cut funding for […]