Posts Tagged ‘violence against women

25
Nov
09

On air: Can men be taught not to hit women?

70 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual violence from men  “the majority from their husbands, intimate partners or someone they know,” according to the United Nations.

Today in England the government announced that from 2011, children will be taught from the age of five how to prevent violent relationships.

But is this something that can be taught?
Continue reading ‘On air: Can men be taught not to hit women?’

25
Nov
08

On air: Why are women still under attack?

It’s the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. That’s not the only reason we’re talking about this today though. It’s the number of current stories that highlight the range of physical threats that women around still face (see links below).

We’re going to try and understand why the level of violence against women in all forms remains so high. Is it because of a lack of education, a lack of legal measures to stop it, or a willingness among some women to tolerate it? Continue reading ‘On air: Why are women still under attack?’




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