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Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie blames feminism for domestic violence

– – Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has blamed feminism for the increasing cases of domestic violence women suffer in marriage. Speaking to BBC Igbo, the actor said women are at fault in most of the incidents of domestic violence. He lamented that today’s women do not know how to do basic things which women ought to know how to do to keep their husband. “Feminism isn’t something black people are known for. Once a woman leaves her parents to meet her husband and take his surname, she is to be submissive…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Anger over killing of women by abusive partners

– – There is a public uproar in Ghana over the killing of two women by their abusive male partners this month. Within 48 hours, the two women died after they were brutally assaulted by their partners. In the first case, an Accra based business executive was arrested after he allegedly assaulted the wife, leading to his wife. The second case involves a local area manager of the country’s Youth Employment Agency who has also been arrested after beating his girlfriend to death. Police spokesperson for the Volta region Sgt. Prince…

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Violence against women Getaways People 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and ABUSE: Shouldn’t women share a mini-portion of the blame?

It’s both our prayers, that men who are domestic abusers, “burn in hell and rot away in agony!” Oh yeah, I totally do agree with the vengeful prayer request, but hit the brakes for a moment… I think there’s probably another way to look at it. With the flourishing rate of domestic violence in almost all metropolitan and rural societies, I got deeply and quite adventurously curious to look up its major causes. Well, as anticipated, I was certainly left puzzled! Among the numerous causes of domestic violence I was…

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Human Rights South Africa 

SONKE STUDY REVEALS ALARMING LEVELS OF MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Results just released from a study conducted by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice with 2600 men in Diepsloot, a peri-urban settlement north of Johannesburg,  reveal some of the highest levels of men’s violence against women ever recorded in South Africa[1]. These levels of violence represent a state of emergency for women in Diepsloot. Our study shows that this violence is caused by multiple factors. Most important amongst these are inequitable and harmful gender norms that grant men a sense of permission to use violence against women. This…

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Linah Keza: Man Charged With Model’s Murder

A 38-year-old man is charged with the murder of model Linah Keza, who was stabbed to death at her home in east London.   Linah Keza was a professional model (Pic: AMC Agency)   A 38-year-old man has been charged with murdering a model who died after being stabbed in the chest. David Gikawa is accused of killing mother-of-one Linah Keza on Wednesday and will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. Ms Keza was found with stab wounds at her home in King Edward Road, Leyton, east London in the…

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