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Man bathes wife with hot water over allegation of infidelity

Man bathes wife with hot water over allegation of infidelity

By Shina Abubakar A 25-year-old housewife, Deborah Akide, is battling for her life at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, where she was rushed to for treatment after her husband reportedly poured hot water on her over allegation of infidelity. The woman’s 27-year-old husband, Akinde Adeniyi, allegedly carried out the act at their Oke-Owu area […]

COVID-19: Lockdown is trapping 80m women and girls with abusers

COVID-19: Lockdown is trapping 80m women and girls with abusers

By Lolo Cynthia Ihesie As cities observe a total lockdown in Nigeria to curb the spread of coronavirus, cases of rape and sexual assault are spiking, with about 80 million women and girls trapped with abusers. For too many, the home has become a battlefield for girls and women subjected to gender-based violence. As part […]

Boateng to appear in court on domestic violence charge

Boateng to appear in court on domestic violence charge

A German court has decided that Bayern Munich’s veteran defender Jerome Boateng will face charges of domestic violence, a spokesman confirmed on Monday. The Munich court ruled that the former international can stand trial on a charge of “slight, intentional bodily injuries”, court spokesman Klaus-Peter Juengst told AFP subsidiary SID. READ ALSO: Guardiola ready to back […]

Albanian teens develop app for domestic violence victims

Albanian teens develop app for domestic violence victims

Three Albanian 16-year-old girls have developed an app to help victims of domestic violence access support, hoping to tackle a huge problem in Albania, where one in two women suffered abuse last year, according to a survey. They will launch their app, known as GjejZâ, (Find your Voice), on Friday, after winning an international technology […]