` Parliament Approve `Draft Law ‘ Aimed at ` Protecting Women ‘ from ` Domestic Violence ‘ Activists Disapprove Text ‘

#AceWorldNews – BEIRUT- April 01 – Parliament approved Tuesday a draft law aimed at protecting women from domestic violence, but the move is unlikely to please activists who disapprove of several amendments made to the text (DailyStar)

Dozens of protesters from the rights organization KAFA rallied under the banner “Vote for us so we vote for you” in the Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden near Parliament to call for the adoption of the law in its original form.

The draft law to protect women from domestic violence was first submitted to the Parliament in 2010, and a parliamentary subcommittee began studying it in May 2011 and finalized its amendments in August 2012.

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“International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

#AceWorldNews says that on 25 November 2013 it was “International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women”   

On 25 November 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the British High Commission recalled the recent visit of The Duchess of Cornwall to Women In Need (WIN)’s Colombo Crisis Centre during Her Royal Highness’ stay in Sri Lanka.

Established in 1987, WIN provides services and support for women and children subject to domestic and other forms of violence. They operate in all nine provinces in the country.

WIN’s work covers several areas: medical, psychological counselling, temporary shelter and legal. They provide crisis intervention services in hospitals, a 24 hour hotline accessible to women who are subject to violence, counselling desks in six police stations island-wide and training for counsellors. WIN is the only organisation in the country that offers a multi-faceted approach to victims/survivors of violence. WIN also works with men and boys on a campaign called “Men against Violence Against Women”.

 

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Clare’s Law or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme Becomes Law Through-Out England

#AceNewsServices says this new now nation wide law that protects partners is a good ruling ,as long as this also becomes fair not just for abused women and girls as was detailed and now highlighted ,in the press release! This must also equally apply to men and boys as well, as “Equal Rights” for both genders.       

Domestic Violence and Abuse are Wrong For Both Male and Females!

Domestic Violence and Abuse are Wrong For Both Male and Females!

A scheme allowing police to disclose to individuals details of their partners’ abusive pasts will be extended to police forces across England and Wales from March 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May announced today.

It follows a successful 14-month pilot in four police force areas, which provided more than 100 people with potentially life-saving information.

Home Secretary Theresa May said:

Domestic abuse shatters lives – Clare’s Law provides people with the information they need to escape an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy.

The national scheme will ensure that more people can make informed decisions about their relationship and escape if necessary.

This is one of a raft of measures this government has introduced to keep women and girls safe. The systems in place are working better but sadly there are still too many cases where vulnerable people are let down. Today is an important step towards ensuring we do better by women like Clare Wood in the future.

Every request under Clare’s Law is thoroughly checked by a panel made up of police, probation services and other agencies to ensure information is only passed on where it is lawful, proportionate and necessary. Trained police officers and advisers are then on hand to support victims through the difficult and sometimes dangerous transitional period.

The government also announced today the national extension of Domestic Violence Protection Orders from March 2014, which will provide further protection to vulnerable victims.

Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said:

This is further proof of the government’s determination to combat a crime that claims two lives every week.

Allowing police to ban abusers from contacting victims provides immediate protection in the aftermath of a domestic violence incident and breathing space to a vulnerable person while they consider their next steps. The pilot has shown this is a powerful intervention which can save lives.

Clare’s Law, or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme has two functions:

  • ‘right to ask’ – this enables someone to ask the police about a partner’s previous history of domestic violence or violent acts. A precedent for such a scheme exists with the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme; and
  • ‘right to know’ – police can proactively disclose information in prescribed circumstances.

The Domestic Violence Protection Orders approach has two stages:

  • Where the police have reasonable grounds for believing that a perpetrator has used or threatened violence towards the victim and the victim is at risk of future violent behaviour, they can issue a Domestic Violence Protection Notice on the spot, provided they have the authorisation of an officer at Superintendent rank.
  • The magistrates’ court must then hear the case for the Protection Order itself – which is the second step – within 48 hours of the Notice being made. If granted, the Order may last between a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 28 days. This strikes the right balance between immediate protection for the victim and judicial oversight.

 

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USAID: Announces Grant of $250,000 for Safer Streets for Women in Delhi

US National Security Memorandum: paramount imp...

US National Security Memorandum: paramount importance of world population control through programs of UN and USAID. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

New Delhi: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $250,000 grant for the “Delhi Safe City – Free of Violence against Women and Girls”, to be implemented in partnership with Indian civil society organizations.

The grant will be channeled through to UN Women as part of the Global Safe Cities Initiative, a statement said.

The U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell said, “The United States recognise’s gender-based violence as a debilitating factor impeding a woman’s active participation in any economy in the world and her ability to access resources and services.

“We are pleased to partner with UN Women to help promote safe cities and reduce gender-based violence, which plagues every country in the world,” she added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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