domestic violence

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They want us poor, silenced and straight

Spain’s government wants to impose a model of society, not only at the service of capital, but sexist and homophobic to boot, argues Esther Vivas The governing Popular Party (PP) is on a crusade – not only against fundamental rights such as health, education, housing, work, but also against sexual and reproductive freedoms. The PP … Continue reading

Let’s bang our fist on the table

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / AVANTE The Government has launched a campaign against domestic violence under the slogan ‘Defend yourself, bang a fist on the table.’ The campaign is sensitive and well made, broadcast on television, the radio and appearing on Facebook. The central message is that victims of violence should ‘bang a fist on the … Continue reading

Austerity is lethal for women

The economic crisis and policies of spending cuts and reductions in social services are undermining efforts to tackle gender violence in Europe and may be contributing to it. In Spain, 43 women have died at the hands of their partners or former partners so far in 2012, and 600 since official figures have been collected … Continue reading

Activists in flash mob against Italy’s escalating femicides

A flash mob took place Wednesday evening outside the parliament in Rome in protest at escalating femicides in Italy. The protest comprised 55 signs, one for each woman killed by a man already in 2012. It was organized by Tilt – a network of collectives and activists campaigning against gender violence. ‘We are here – … Continue reading

Domestic violence claims more victims than the mafia

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / Il  MANIFESTO The most unsafe place for Italian women is the home, figures show The number of women killed by men is growing in Italy: 127 in 2010, 137 in 2011 and already 37femicides, or femmicidi, in the first two months of the year A study by Bologna’s Casa delle … Continue reading

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