2015-12-29

China’s first ever domestic violence law excludes gay couples

China has passed a law to protect cohabiting couples against domestic violence but it will not protect same-sex couples. The law, which was passed on Sunday, protects married and unmarried cohabiting couples. The country did not previously have a law protecting against violence at home. The new law covers physical and psychological abuse, and allows

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Association LGL Launches Informational Brochure on Domestic Violence for LBT* Women

What are the main causes and consequences of domestic violence? Is this problem relevant not only for the different-sex couples, but also for the same-sex couples? Where to seek for help, when encountering this negative phenomenon? Is the legal regulations, aiming at preventing domestic violence in Lithuania, is fully applicable to the LBT* women? According

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Where can victims of domestic and dating violence seek for help or support in Lithuania? From an analysis of interviews taken from LBT* women of the local community, the answer keeps repeating itself: to psychologists and never to police. However, are psychologists in this country trained to deal with LGBT* issues? I asked this question

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Where can victims of domestic and dating violence seek for help or support in Lithuania? From an analysis of interviews taken from LBT* women of the local community, the answer keeps repeating itself: to psychologists and never to police. However, are psychologists in this country trained to deal with LGBT* issues? I asked this question

2015-08-11

Domestic violence in LGBT community hidden despite high rates

Domestic violence remains an “invisible” issue in the LGBT community, with many victims feeling too ashamed to make a complaint or seek support, a report in Australia has found. Currently there is also a study in Lithuania running, focussing on the local LBT community. Despite research that shows that one-third of people in a same-sex

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As a way to analyze the phenomenon of domestic and dating violence against lesbians, bisexual and transwomen, I decided to take a broader approach to the subject by taking also into consideration opinions and perception by LBT* women from the local community who do not identify as victims of this kind of violence. The reason

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On March 6th, 2015 representatives from the national LGBT* rights organization LGL and other member organizations of the National Equality and Diversity Forum participated in a meeting to learn about the initiatives and activities of the Women’s Issues Information Centre. The event was very symbolic, as it took place just before March 8th – International