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Violence in Ethiopia

For generations Ethiopia has been governed by intolerant repressive dictatorships that have ignored human rights and ruled through fear. The current government came to power in 2018 on the back…

Viral violence

EARLIER this month, a video went viral. Not the feel-good one everyone was recreating and partying to though. This was quite the opposite: a morbid reminder of state-sanctioned violence and…

Violence as justice

ON Friday, the National Assembly passed a resolution calling for the public hanging of convicted child molesters and rapists. Moved by the state minister for parliamentary affairs, it received majority…

Violence against women

VIOLENCE against women in Pakistan is both a crime and a socially accepted norm. While we have laws that protect women from violence, the state has absolved itself of the…

Domestic violence

INITIALLY, as many parts of the world went into lockdown, most crime rates fell, while rates of domestic violence (DV) soared, as victims were forced to quarantine with their abusers.…

A cycle of violence

On January 4, the incumbent president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin-Archange Touadéra, was re-elected for a second term after the country’s electoral commission announced he defeated 16 other…

Police violence

THIS month marks three years that Naqeebullah Mehsud was killed. Police violence in Pakistan has relatively declined since 2018, especially since his death and the widespread public outcry that followed.…

Documenting violence

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris in recent days demanding the state scrap part of a proposed security bill that would criminalise the filming of police…

Online violence

Girls are learning to expect and accept abuse as a normal part of their online experience. One in five have either left or significantly reduced their use of a social…

Domestic violence

On March 23, 2020, as Covid 19 was overtaking the world, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pleaded for peace: “To warring parties: Pull back from hostilities. Silence the guns; stop…