Domestic violence could affect baby in womb

Researchers have found that domestic violence could affect children even before they are born.

Domestic violence against women rising: Minister

Incidents of domestic violence involving the physical assault of a women by her husband or other relatives are rising in the country, parliament was told Tuesday.

LA Kings' Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence
LA Kings' Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly attacking his wife at their Southern California home last month, prosecutors said on Thursday.

A third of women globally victims of domestic violence: WHO

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.

Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games
Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was slapped with a 24-game suspension by the NBA on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Men too need gender equality: Activists

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.

Husband's paying capacity important while fixing maintenance: Court

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".

Ray Rice appeal hearing wraps up

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.

Play 'The Vagina Monologues' inspired me: Kerry Washington
Play 'The Vagina Monologues' inspired me: Kerry Washington

'Scandal' star Kerry Washington has revealed that the play 'The Vagina Monologues' inspired her to become part of a movement to end domestic violence.

Child has right to education despite parents' dispute: Court

A child is entitled to complete education and ancillary expenses irrespective of dispute of parents, a Delhi court has said while directing the father of a girl to ensure her re-admission in school as she could not attend classes due to her mother's incapability to pay fees.

Man kills wife in Delhi

A 25-year-old woman was killed by her husband following a heated argument over his drinking habit, police said Wednesday.

Court denies Rs 50,000 maintenance to woman

A Delhi court has denied Rs 50,000 as maintenance to a woman, who had claimed the amount from her husband in a domestic violence case, saying that generally in matrimonial disputes the aggrieved partner exaggerates the income of the estranged spouse.

Independent probe to study handling of Ray Rice case
Independent probe to study handling of Ray Rice case

An independent investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller will look into the NFL`s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night.

Mentally ill women face increased risk of sexual assault

Despite public concern about violence being perpetrated by patients with mental illness, researchers have found that women with severe mental illness are more likely to face sexual assault and domestic violence.

Shabana starts work on short film on domestic violence
Shabana starts work on short film on domestic violence

 Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence.

Domestic violence case: Court allows man to live in own house

A man, who had to vacate his flat after his wife obtained a restraining order against him in a domestic violence case, has been allowed by a Delhi court to reside in one room of the house as he had nowhere else to go.

Leander Paes denies all allegations against him by Rhea Pillai

Ace tennis player Leander Paes denied all allegations of domestic violence and harassment against him before the local metropolitan magistrate`s court here on Wednesday.

Gujarat: Domestic violence cases rise,conviction rate goes downhill

The number of domestic violence cases in Gujarat rose by 1154 to 7812 in 2013 with the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent which is far below the national average in this category, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

NCW to be given powers to arrest?

Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.

Lebanese wife-beater convicted under new law

A Lebanese man who beat his wife has been jailed for nine months in the first such conviction under a domestic violence law passed in April.