Domestic violence

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‘A huge win’: New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

MPs cheer after legislation passes to tackle what one called horrifying rates of family violence New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes and protect themselves and their children. MPs clapped and cheered as bill passed on Wednesday […]

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Franois Hollande pardons woman for murder of husband

Jacqueline Sauvage receives presidential pardon and is released from prison in strong message to domestic abuse victims A French woman who was convicted of murdering her allegedly violent husband has been freed from prison after a second intervention from the countrys president. Two hours after Franois Hollande gave her a complete pardon, Jacqueline Sauvage, 69, […]

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Tech CEO who allegedly hit girlfriend 117 times gets venture capital job

Gurbaksh Chahal got NIN Ventures gig less than six months after he was given a year in jail for violating probation by allegedly assaulting second woman Gurbaksh Chahal, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who assaulting a second woman months after pleading guilty to the first case. His sentence is suspended pending an appeal. Announcing Chahals appointment […]

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Amber Heard’s friend explains why she called police on Johnny Depp

In an essay published by Refinery29, a close friend of Heards recalls the alleged domestic abuse the actor experienced at the hands of her estranged husband A friend of Amber Heard has come out in defense of the actor and fights back in an essay against Refinery29, why she called 911 to report the alleged […]

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