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Four die after violence erupts at Hindu festival in Bangladesh

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Deadly communal violence has broken out in Bangladesh after allegations of the desecration of an Islamic holy book led to several Hindu temples being attacked and police opening fire on a crowd, leaving at least four ...

Don’t Be That Guy: activists praise campaign tackling sexual violence

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Activists have hailed a police campaign that calls on men to look first to themselves when considering how to tackle violence against women. The Don’t Be That Guy campaign by Police Scotland includes a video in which ...

Nothing to see: how pro-government Hungarian media reported Wembley violence

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With the Hungarian president, Viktor Orbán, and his allies owning about 90% of the country’s media it was perhaps not too surprising that much of the press looked to absolve Hungary fans of blame or failed to mention ...

Calls to ban neofascist groups after violence at Rome Covid pass protests

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Calls are growing in Italy to abolish neofascist movements after violent protests against Covid-19 vaccine passes in Rome, during which demonstrators tried to force their way into the official residence of the Italian...

Austerity hit police’s ability to tackle violence against women, say ex-officers

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Systematic underfunding of the police in England and Wales during 10 years of austerity “severely diminished” officers’ ability to recognise and target criminals who attack women and girls, according to former senior ...

If we’re serious about ending violence against women, we need to talk about culture

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Last week saw politicians and the police scrambling for solutions to end the epidemic of violence against women. There have been the usual suggestions of rape alarms, more police officers and better lighting, as well ...

You can’t opt in and out of taking violence against women seriously

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After the heartbreaking family statements and accounts of Sarah Everard’s abduction and murder, it seemed unlikely a judicial summing up could exacerbate the distress. But somehow the judge achieved it. Everard was, L...

What is being done to tackle violence against women in the UK?

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In the wake of the sentencing of Wayne Couzens, who used his powers as a serving officer in the Metropolitan police to kidnap, rape and murder Sarah Everard, the government and its agencies are facing hard questions a...

Make tackling violence against women a police priority, says victims tsar

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Police forces should be compelled to deal with violence against women and girls with the same level of resources, expertise and urgency as terrorism or organised crime, the victims commissioner for England and Wales h...

UK far right promoting sexual violence against women, report finds

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Sexual violence is increasingly being promoted by the British far right, according to new analysis documenting how misogyny is used to steer individuals towards adopting racist and antisemitic views. Investigators fou...

UFC fighter Jon Jones arrested on domestic violence charges in Las Vegas

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The UFC star Jon Jones was arrested Friday in Las Vegas and charged with two counts, including alleged misdemeanor battery domestic violence. The 34-year-old is being held on $8,000 total bond and was scheduled for a ...

Violence against women won’t be solved by increasing police powers

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The news that 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa appears to have been murdered last weekend in south-east London was received with shock and anger, reigniting the conversation around what it will take to end gendered vi...

Tell us about your experiences of Clare’s Law and reporting domestic violence to the police

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A review has found that a scheme designed to protect women from new partners with a history of violence, Clare’s Law, has been inconsistently used across England and Wales. A police watchdog has warned that the discov...

Fox News accused of stoking violence after Tucker Carlson ‘revolt’ prediction

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Fox News is driving political violence in the US, a media watchdog warned, after the primetime host Tucker Carlson predicted “revolt” against the Biden administration. In a Monday night monologue targeting the White H...

Chvrches: Screen Violence review – full of fighting spirit

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In 1992, the US film professor Carol J Clover published Men, Women and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton University Press). In it, she introduced the concept of the “final girl”, a female protago...

‘Psychological violence’: Alexei Navalny says he is forced to watch eight hours of state TV a day

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has given his first interview from prison, comparing it to a Chinese labor camp and saying he is forced to watch eight hours of state television a day. Navalny, who built his poli...

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