Saturday, May 26, 2012
[African news] 'Alarming' rate of domestic violence in West Africa
The International Rescue Committee recently issued a report highlighting what it calls an 'alarming' rate of domestic violence in West Africa (Voice of America news article here; more info from IRC here). The IRC stated that primary threat to women in many West African nations was not war but domestic abuse. The NGO noted that 2/3 of the women who sought help from them had been battered by their husband or partner.