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The real truth about domestic violence

The Real Truth About Domestic Violence

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  • Posted On : 20-May-2020
More than 40% of domestic violence victims are men. 2 in 5 of all victims of domestic violence are men, contradicting the widespread impression that it is almost always women who are left battered and bruised, a new report claims. "Data from Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey show that men made up about 40% of domestic violence victims each year between 2004-05 and 2008-09, the last year for which figures are available. In 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all those who had suffered partner abuse in the previous year, which rose to 45.5% in 2007-08 but fell to 37.7% in 2008-09". Most men who experience domestic violence and abuse often don’t seek help until the problem becomes a crisis, researchers say. Men tend to worry they would not be believed, or that they would be perceived as less masculine if they reported abuse, their analysis found. Fear of disclosure was the main concerned for men. Along with fearing, many men concluded that they wouldn’t be believed or would be seen as weak. Men often stayed in abusive relationships because they felt committed to or concerned about their partners. Also, many times victims are unaware that there are services to protect them. Literacy is another issue because women are taught that domestic abuse is something that happens to women and therefore they need to be on their guard. Men aren’t taught or brought up in the same way.

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Brazil: Next epicenter of COVID 19

Brazil: Next Epicenter Of COVID 19

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  • Posted On : 12-May-2020
Brazil follows an analogous progression of COVID-19 when compared to USA, signifying that Brazil could be the next global epicenter of COVID-19. Just as it has in countries such as the United States, the virus is also mixing toxically with Brazil’s ugliest underlying conditions—most significantly, its status as one of the most unequal countries on the planet. If COVID-19 initially seemed like an egalitarian affliction, upending the lives of everyone, everywhere, it has with time revealed itself to be a plague that often hitches a ride on social inequities. It disproportionately torments poor people who don’t have the luxury to social distance, to adhere to lock downs, in some cases to even wash their hands, and who are more prone to the health risks associated with the virus. The cruel irony is that in several countries, including Brazil, the wealthy first brought the disease there, before retreating into self-isolation as it began ravaging the poor. In Brazil, “the first wave of people infected were better off, with high purchasing power, who traveled abroad and returned with the virus,” Maria Laura Canineu, the Brazil director for Human Rights Watch, told me. “They were mostly white people who have access to tests and to private hospital services. But more recently, we’ve seen increasing numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths among black people in the same manner that you guys have seen in the U.S.” Some families live with 10 or 12 people in a single room, which makes social-distancing impossible. Many work in Brazil’s large informal sector (as, say, construction workers or street vendors) and must leave home to earn money, presenting them with an awful choice:

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