Tag Archives: Domestic violence

Pakistan again faces questions over ‘honour’ killings as brother acquitted of social media star’s murder

Sadiq Bhanbhro, Sheffield Hallam University The prevalence of so-called “honour” killings in Pakistan has increasingly been the subject of national debate. The perpetrators are husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, cousins, and in some cases, strangers hired by the victims’ families. And the reasons they give for their crimes include the women or girls having sexual relationships (actual or alleged), having …

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A shocking statistical fact that will change the way you think about the gender pay gap

ShotPrime Studio/Shutterstock Robert Breunig, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and Yinjunjie Zhang, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Domestic violence committed on female partners in heterosexual couples occurs significantly more frequently when the woman earns more than the man — according to our findings about 35% more often. Our research linking domestic violence to gender …

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Child marriage in North Africa: still a lot to be done

Morocco reformed its family law in 2004 to increase the legal age of marriage to 18. Shutterstock

Morocco reformed its family law in 2004 to increase the legal age of marriage to 18. Shutterstock Moha Ennaji, Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah This year about 12 million of the world’s children will be married before they turn 18. UNICEF figures suggest about 18% of them will be boys and about 82% girls. Child marriage is widespread across developing …

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