The Madras High Court has ruled that divorce obtained from a man would not be the ground for quashing proceedings initiated by the woman against him under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.
Algeria's parliament passed a law today criminalising domestic violence against women in a vote harshly criticised by conservatives as intruding on the intimacy of couples and contrary to Islamic values.
A Delhi court has dismissed the plea of a widow seeking interim maintenance from her father-in -law in a domestic violence case, saying no law provides that he has to maintain his daughter-in-law and grand children irrespective of the fact whether he earns or not.
Current efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient as a third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published on Friday.
Why are men deprived of gender neutral laws? Why should not the domestic violence act be made gender neutral? And why are fathers deprived of children`s custody in case of separated spouses? These are some of the posers by men`s rights activists on the eve of International Men`s Day.
The plea of a mentally unstable woman, seeking interim maintenance from her estranged husband in a domestic violence case, has been rejected by a Delhi court which noted that the man had a "meagre salary" and after providing for basic needs, he was left with "almost nothing".
Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice faces a nervous wait to learn if his appeal against suspension for domestic violence has been successful after a two-day closed doors hearing wrapped up on Thursday.