Tag: domestic violence

Police’s anti-domestic violence unit counts victims in its ranks

The newly-established unit dealing with gender-based violence and domestic violence includes a number of police officers who were themselves domestic violence victims, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri confirmed.

Domestic violence: A hidden pandemic?

Reports looked at the measures each EU country took to protect women during the pandemic and shows how governments can amplify the role of people witnessing violence.

Man sentenced 8 months in jail for punching his then-partner

The incident happened on 6 January 2019 at around 11pm.

135 domestic violence victims benefit from legal aid

135 victims of domestic violence have been provided legal aid so far through a service launched by the government last April, figures published in Parliament show.

Man gets suspended sentence after harassing ex

A 32-year-old man was handed a suspended sentence after admitted to having threatened and harassed the mother of his son on Sunday.

Public consultation: Service standards for domestic violence victims

A set of standards for residential services as well as community services for victims of domestic violence have been published for public consultation, where the public is encouraged to take part.

Commission on domestic violence launches educational campaign

The new campaign #intkapaċi #youcan will continue to educate the public and empower individuals who are experiencing abuse and violence by people close to them.

COVID-19 made victims of domestic abuse more vulnerable

COVID-19 accentuated vulnerability of a number of society’s cohorts.

Authorities share NGOs’ concern on domestic violence surge

Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri confirmed that the government and the police force were concerned about a likely surge in domestic violence brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as measures aiming to limit the transmission of the virus lead to people spending more time at home.

Coronavirus is stifling the cries of domestic violence victims

Pope Francis, Monday morning, during his daily Mass in Casa Santa Martha, prayed for families closed up in their homes because of the pandemic.