New Face of domestic violence

Date: August 10, 2011
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Name: New Face of domestic violence

Name of publication: Sunday Mail

Name of publishers: Lincoln Tiwindo and Diana Muringisi

Date: 17-23 July 2011

Country: Zimbabwe

Theme: Gender Violence

Skills: Events Vs Issues

Genre: Feature

Gem classification: Gender Aware


The term “domestic violenceÀ is often associated with the image of an irate viciously bashing a helpless woman into submission.

Such terms often stir gender activist into action as they bay for blood of the alleged perpetrators.

In the past screaming newspaper headlines announcing such cases of domestic violence were very common but things seem to have taken a new twist in recent years.

Reports show that there is a surge in cases where the formerly abused have become the abusers while the erstwhile husbands are now the victims.

Cases of women before appealing the courts facing accusations of perpetrating domestic violence against their spouses have become wide spread.

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