Violence against women

Virus-positive wife ‘spat on my face to infect me,’ says doctor husband

A doctor infected with the coronavirus spat on her husband, also a doctor, allegedly to infect him with the disease, the man living in the Black Sea province of Samsun has said in his legal complaint.

The husband, identified only as Mustafa O.İ., has been placed in a safer house after he tested negative for COVID-19.

Interim PM Ciuca: Important to raise public awareness on modern slavery, human trafficking - a scourge to be eradicated

Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca underscored the importance for the authorities to raise public awareness on "modern-day slavery", stressing that it is essential to ensure "cooperation and coordination of actions" to combat this scourge, at national, European and international level.

COVID-19 Pandemic Triggers Surge of Domestic Violence in Bulgaria

There is a silent and invisible pandemic developing alongside the COVID-19 one, as cases of domestic violence against women spiked worldwide during lockdowns to contain the newly-discovered coronavirus. This was a comparison often made and a concern often raised by international and regional organizations, civil society organizations and state authorities.

Croatia Urged to Toughen its Response to Human Trafficking

A new report on human trafficking in Croatia by the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, GRETA, published on Thursday, said that Croatia should strengthen its criminal justice response to human trafficking and enable victims to more effectively exercise their right to compensation.