Tagged: Family Violence

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fueled Violence Against Women Epidemic

As BBC reports violence against women has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa. According to the Daily Maverick alcohol is a key factor fueling this rise in violence. According to BBC about 2700 women and 1000 children were murdered by men last year. Additionally there are about 100 reported rapes daily. Reportedly sexual offences including rape has increased by 4.6% this year…

NEWS: Thailand: Alcohol Fuels Marital Problems

According to a new study, 10% of Thais say they have experienced marital and family problems because of alcohol. The survey involved face-to-face interviews with 1,695 Thais over twelve months. It also found that over a third of respondents feel threatened when they encounter someone consuming alcohol in public…

NEWS: Bolivia: Alcohol Fuels Violence Against Women

Since January there has been 73 female homicides or “femicides” in Bolivia, this is the highest toll for this period in 6 years. This statistic is on top of the fact that Bolivia already has the highest femicide rate in South America. Alcohol is involved in 90% of reported cases of family violence…

NEWS: Mexico: Violence Against Girls Rising Problem

According to a UNICEF report, family violence against girls in Mexico has increased sharply by about a third from 2010 to 2014. 18,000 girls had suffered family abuse in 2010, but by 2014 the number jumped to about 24,000. About one in five girls ages 15 to 17 – almost 700,000 young women – experienced some form of family violence in 2015…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Fuels Family Violence

Alcohol is involved in at least one in four domestic violence cases brought to the Warrnambool Base Hospital Emergency Department in Victoria, Australia. The data revealed two-out-of-three victims presenting to the ED were female, but domestic violence victims who had also been drinking alcohol were 87% female.
Geoff Soma, Western Region Alcohol and other Drug Centre (WRAD) director, says evidence indicated the supply of alcohol was related to the rates of harm…

REPORT: Alcohol in Family and other Violence

This study found that alcohol is frequently involved in family and domestic violence incidents, particularly intimate partner violence. Alcohol use was associated with a higher chance of physical violence and of injury at intimate partner violence incidents…

NEWS: Australia: Masterplan VS Domestic Violence

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), together with Rosie Batty – a domestic violence campaigner and Australian of the Year – launched new 20-point framework, urging decision-makers to consider using an alcohol tax to curb family violence in the community…