Domestic violence

Domestic Violence laws need enforcement

     

Minister Goi expressed disappointment that citizens and law imposers have not been seriously implementing laws that are already in place to prevent Gender and Family Violence

“The government has already made some laws to protect women and families from all forms of violence, The Act of Violence Against Women, or Wife Bash it’s a criminal act in itself. Over several years department has introduced another Act which is the Lukautim Pikinini Act as we know.

Athlete to file report on brutal beating

According to a social media post by Kaore herself, the violence resulted from a ‘TikTok’ video she had done.

Here is a photo of PNG athlete and Pacific Games medallist, Debbie Kaore, all stitched up and trying to wear a smile.

Hours before that, she was in pain from burns and bleeding from severe wounds inflicted on her face by her partner.

The incident was captured on a mobile phone by a family member on the night it occurred (Thursday 4th June) and by Friday 5th, it was trending on social media.

Pacific family violence workers mobilised during NZ's lockdown

The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu campaign was launched this month by The Cause Collective, a Pacific social change agency.

The Cause Collective have spent the past three years working with family violence practitioners, Pacific providers and community leaders, including police, social workers and church ministers and training using specific cultural frameworks in eight different Pacific languages through the Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu programme.

Concerns Covid-19 stresses could increase domestic violence in Pacific

A family advocate in Tonga said the national lockdown and closing of borders had added stress to many households.

Tonga is under a State of Emergency as the government attempted to keep the country Covid-19 free.

Tonga's Women & Children Crisis Centre Director, 'Ofa Guttenbeil Likiliki, said being in confinement could mean those already in violent relationships, could have their situation exacerbated.

She said the community would start to feel the economic crunch of the pandemic measures.

Police officers who abuse partners will be dismissed: Commissioner

Manning said collectively as an organisation, the Police Force has recorded a large number of cases of domestic violence which must be addressed now.

“We cannot go out and pretend to solve problems within the community if our members are actually abusing our wives within our own homes in the police barracks,” Manning stated.

Charlize Theron 'not ashamed' to talk about her mum killing her dad

The actress was 15 when her alcoholic dad shot through the door of the room where she was hiding with her mum.

"None of those bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle. But in self-defence, she ended the threat," she told NPR.

She added: "The more we talk about these things, the more we realise we are not alone in any of it."

Charlize grew up on on a farm near Johannesburg in South Africa with her mum Gerda and dad Charles.

She described her dad as a "very sick man" and said living with an alcoholic was a "pretty hopeless situation".

Alleged domestic violence claims young mother’s life

This tragic incident occurred on Sunday July 29th in Port Moresby’s Five-Mile suburb and the late Danagi Gumai’s husband, who has been suspected of beating her to death, is now in police custody.

Gumai’s mother Emily Gemo told Loop PNG that her sister called her at about 5:30pm on Monday, July 30th, to tell her that Danagi was taken to the Port Moresby General Hospital’s emergency the previous day.

Lae police prioritise domestic violence

Apart from the normal policing of criminal activities, Lae police are also encouraging the general public to be vigilant in reporting and dealing with this issue.

Family and sexual violence is a major issue in Lae with cases of rape and violence against women and girls reported on a weekly basis.

The Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Anthony Wagambie Junior, who is also a strong advocate, has been vocal on the issue.

Rihanna accuses Snapchat of 'shaming' domestic violence victims

The singer was the subject of an advert on the platform which asked users if they would "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown".

The ad, which was for a game, appeared to reference Chris Brown's conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating.

Snap Inc says the ad "never should have appeared on our service".

Rihanna posted a lengthy comment on an Instagram Story saying she was "trying to figure out what the point was with this mess".

"I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb," she wrote.

Police will not tolerate domestic violence: N’Dranou

Police recently confirmed cases of sexual harassment at the work place and domestic violence on female victims.

The first case took place two weeks ago on a Thursday at Harness Energy at Napanapa which saw the case being reported to the Town Police station.

NCD Police Boss, Perou N’Dranou confirmed the report with the Town police station commander who said that the suspect was formerly employed by Harness Energy but has now been terminated after the domestic violence incident.

He was arrested and later released on bail last week.