• Domestic Violence Treaty Is Backed By Italy | Tina Royles

    Unfortunately domestic violence occurs all over the world with some countries not being pro active in tackling this very serious issue. So I was pleased to hear that a few days ago in Italy a European anti-domestic violence treaty has been ratified as a female murder victim was buried. A 15-year-old girl was viciously stabbed 20 times and burnt alive, allegedly by her boyfriend.

    There has been an increase in violence against women in Italy, with some headline murders of women at the hands of current or previous partners.Last year it was reported by a UN special investigator on violence against women that in the last 25 years, murder committed by men against men have fallen in Italy while the number of women murdered by men has gone up.

    The 2011 treaty creates a legal framework to prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women. So far, four Council of Europe members have ratified it. The issue of domestic violence in Italy sadly mirrors the scale of the problem in most countries across the world.

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    I believe that it is an important and positive step forward that Italy’s lower chamber of parliament has ratified the treaty which will create a legal framework to prevent, prosecute and eliminate domestic violence against women. However the 2011 treaty still has some way to go before it is passed, and sadly it is too late for and is unlikely to stop such horrific incidents and crimes inflicted upon victims like Fabiana Luzzi.

    If you are suffering from any form of domestic violence or you perhaps know someone who is, please get in touch with me to see if I can help. You can contact me confidentially on 01244 760 113 or arrange a call back

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    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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