Recent data from Cyprus reveals a disturbing rise in domestic violence cases, with a significant increase from 1,384 incidents in 2019 to 3,122 in the current year. This alarming trend emphasizes the urgent need for support services like Spavo’s helpline and Women’s House, which remain crucial resources for victims.
The Larnaca Criminal Court has handed down a landmark verdict, sentencing a 34yearold man to nine years in prison for sexually abusing his partner’s daughter. In a distressing turn of events, the child’s mother also received a 16month sentence for domestic violence, emphasizing the court’s zerotolerance stance on child abuse.
Efforts to combat violence against women include raising awareness, legal reforms prioritizing victim protection, free legal aid, education on domestic violence, and advocacy for better workplace conditions. Dedicated committees advocate for these changes to support and empower victims, aiming to break the cycle of abuse. Violence against women remains one of the gravest violations of human rights across the globe, with one in three women worldwide experiencing physical or sexual violence. Femicide, the murder of women because of their gender, is the tragic result of chronic abuse. A proactive committee has been working for 27 years to prevent and combat domestic violence, implementing important strategies and advocating for legal and social reforms. Access to free legal aid and education on domestic violence are critical in supporting victims and breaking the cycle of abuse. The committee remains committed to defending the rights of female victims and spearheading initiatives to bring about real change.
Last week in Limassol, over a hundred hooded and masked individuals engaged in a violent brawl outside a local football team’s clubhouse, resulting in severe injuries and property damage. The police have since arrested three individuals connected to the incident and are calling for the closure of certain football fan clubs to prevent further acts of hooliganism. Limassol’s law enforcement continues their persistent efforts to restore order and maintain peace in the community.
Over one hundred hooded individuals engaged in a brawl near Omonia football club premises in Limassol, resulting in one injury and damage to property. The melee involved makeshift weapons, and one car was set on fire. Police intervention led to chaos as two groups exchanged rocks and firecrackers. Investigations are ongoing.
In a shocking incident in Omorphita, Nicosia, a father stabbed his son during a domestic dispute, resulting in the son being hospitalized with stab wounds. The police have arrested the father and another individual connected to the incident, and investigations are underway to determine the cause of the conflict.