domestic violence against women

Pham Thi Thuy Dung, a 16 year girl in Viet Nam has set the internet abuzz in Vietnam when she decided to write about how a famous sports presenter for Vietnamese national television,VTV, Minh Tiep has constantly abuse her. The courage from Dung has now gained very high momentum as Vietnamese netizens have rallied round this girl who had boldly came out to let the world know the abuse she suffers from her brother-in-law.

According to the story posted by Dung, she wasn't the only one suffering from Minh, but Minh also beat his wife at different times whenever there is misunderstanding in their marriage. 


Dung said she had suffered violence and was beaten throughout her 6th grade year, and because her sister had suffered the same fate, she had no choice than to kneel down most times and cry her eyes out. Dung wrote in her long Facebook post that Minh had spied on her, though he was unsure of his tactics, but his major reason when he started beating her was because she had a crush on a school mate.

Minh according to  Dung would hit her on her thighs and legs so that the bruises would be hidden from her classmates, and neighbours. 

She wasn't only beaten because of a crush on some boys, Minh would hit her if she scores low marks at the school. 

Time To Say No

On Friday, which was the last day of the school year, 16 year old Dung hanged out with friends, and was tired from all the activities. She went home, and was in bed from 6pm - 11pm. When she got up, she knew it was late, and decided to take showers before Minh get back from his own hangout.

When Minh got home, he unfortunately met Dung still at the bathroom, and yelled at her saying " Hurry up you b****, what the f*** have you been doing all day to only take a bath now?" When Dung went of the bathroom, he murmured some words which seem to sound insulting to Minh, and he called her back to repeat the word that was murmured, she responded  “I said it already, if you didn’t hear it I wouldn’t say again”, while walking away, Minh Minh pulled her back with her hair, and his fingers pointing at her face “Repeat what you just said! You believe I can slap you to death?” and I said: “Do it, I dare you touch me”.


Minh landed a heavy slap on Dung, and throw her aside. This time, Dung believed she won't go down easily, and gathered all her 16 year old strength to hit Minh, but when she did hit him, he dislocated her joint immediately.

The VTV sports commentary staff went on to punch the 16 year old straight in the face, mouth. Dung then lashed out at him with verbal abuse while walking away, Minh followed her, and continue to beat her, targeting her legs, thigh and her back area. It took the strength of the wife and maid to rescue Dung from the grip of Minh.


Character Assassination

Dung believes the next line of action is to expose the abuse she had suffered with Minh, and she went on Facebook to detailed all the abuse and what happened to her. The post was shared and later went viral among netizens in Vietnam. 

With Minh personality in check, Dung, who had been staying with Minh and his sister was called back home to their house in Ninh Binh, a two hour journey by coach from Hanoi.

In Ninh Binh, Dung mobile phones, tablets were seized from her, and the family, together with Minh Tiep are looking to discredit Dung confession by saying she is schizophrenic, and had called her a "spoiled brat" and a girl that cheats in exams, rude to teachers and all round troublemaker.


                            Dung exam score as shared online

According to some students and teachers that had testified about the character of Dung, they have only showered her praises, and also from the school reports that have now been seen by our reporters in Vietnam, Dung is an excellent student with good grades.

Dung family, including her sister abroad have all come in support of Minh Tiep. The sister of Dung abroad said that Dung makes up stories, and he is a genius in making up stories like this.


Rumour has it that Dung father, who also is a director of a central maternity hospital might be able to work out some patient report record that will show  that Dung is suffering from Schizophrenia, and thereby discrediting her story.

Currently a campaign to help Dung from her family has gained 43k people, while th maximum person needed to take action is 50,000.

Written by Trang "Michelle" Nguyen


A British businessman, Gary Iredale, 52 was not going to move on from his Vietnamese lover in Hanoi. The former divorcee doused his Vietnamese ex-girlfriend, Nguyen Hang, and also a tailor in Hanoi in petrol and set her on fire.


The result of the burnt has seen the woman have a 70% burnt on her body, and after the horrible act, Gary ran away from Vietnam, into Thailands, but police believes he is currently hiding in the Philippines. 

According to an expat in Hanoi, Vietnam- who at the time of the incident had his wife and baby in the shop said;

    This guy came into the shop, wearing a face mask, and threw petrol over the woman and the rest of the shop and set her on fire. It's rocked the local community to its core.

According to neighbours of Gary, he was heard yelling at a lady last Sunday, "F*** off, get the f*** out." 


Before the day of the incident, he had taken ecstasy and LSD, and he was visibly angry that his Vietnamese girlfriend doesn't want to be with him anymore. He also complains of his aged parents back home.

It was also reported that different ladies have always approached his apartment, and he seems to be popular among his peers.


Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe marriage hits the rock after 7 years. According to reports and images posted to the internet, Lanre Gentry, the husband of Mercy Aigbe has suddenly turned to a boxer and turned Mercy to his punching bag after he started going out with a lady called Opemititi.


Mercy Aigbe took to instagram and wrote, "Say No to domestic violence", and the husband comment on the image writing, "say No to promiscuous women."

There is no concrete reporting from both parties, aside from reports flying around that adultery from one of the lovers is the switch that killed the seven years old marriage.

An amateur boxer, James Tobin, 20, has been arrested after he killed his girlfriend, Kellie Gillard, 25, after a post-sex argument. James struck his girlfriend, causing her to fall out of bed and hitting her head on the wall.

When Kellie was taken to the hospital, she died from a ruptured artery, but James denied having anything to do with the death of his girlfriend.


                               James Tobin(L) and Kellie Gillard (R)

The police investigating the case decided to take the investigation a step further by placing a secret recording device, the device would later see him discussing the incident with his father.

While discussing the incident, Prosecutor Vincent Coughlin said;

Officers recorded a conversation between Tobin and his father in which he said his partner had been ‘chopsy’ to him and so he had ‘put her to sleep’.

The device also picked up on his father saying: ‘You sparked her?’. Tobin replied: ‘Yes’.

During the argument, she kicked him to the nose, causing his nose to bleed and damaging a filling.

He concedes that in a short exchange of violence, after he had been kicked in the head, he must have delivered a number of forceful blows with an open hand.

She collided with the wall and fell from the bed.


He was not able to say whether it would have been with an open hand or clenched fist.

The boxer was later arrested on suspicion the murder, and he pleaded guilty to the charges. 

Kellie was said to have kicked him in the head before he slapped her, the court heard.

Writing about her sad demise is Tracey Gillard, Kellie's mum. In a victim statement, Tracey said;

My last memory of my beautiful daughter was her in hospital fighting for her life. She didn’t stand a chance with James Tobin. I am no longer capable of smiling, let alone laughing – all my happiness is gone.

Kellie before her death has said she would like to be an organ donor, and her donation had saved six other people, her mum wrote.


A morning Tv show recently has sparked outrage after it decided to air tips for woman on how they can cover up their facial bruises after a domestic violence incident. 

The tutorial was first shown on TV, and was later published to their YouTube channel page, 2M on November 23rd.


The video shows a woman with a lurid purple “bruises”, and the makeup artiste in the video throughout the 6-minute video was seen applying foundation and powder brushes until the "bruises" was no longer showing.

According to an online petition that was started by concerned Moroccan citizen, the petitioner wrote;

A few days before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a show dedicated to women on the Moroccan public channel 2M aired the November 23th a segment showing Moroccan women how to cover bruises from domestic violence.

As Moroccan women and as feminist activists in Morocco, and in the name of all Moroccan people, we denounce the message of normalization with violence against women. We demand severe sanctions against this show, "Sabahiyat", and the channel 2M.

We encourage signatories to contact the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA), demanding they take action against 2M and Sabahiyat. A full list of phone numbers and email address is available here: HACA

Do not cover domestic violence with makeup, condemn the aggressor! 

The video, though deleted by the channel, was re-uploaded by the petitioner;


The 2M channel also released an apology via their Facebook page;



A viral video in Vietnam is of a westerner in Vietnam who stood up for a victim of domestic violence in Vietnam. According to the video that was shared on Facebook, showed different young ladies appreciating the effort of the man in standing up for the lady who seems to be crying in the video.

The man had parked his motorbike and teased the husband of the woman as a strong man for hitting his wife. The husband approached the westerner and asked him to leave the scene of the fight, but he refused. While the foreigner was waiting around, the husband went back to continue hitting the wife, a move that angers the foreigner and stopped him, and later put him in a light choke. 


The man seeing he can't continue his act ask the foreigner to leave, and on-lookers at the scene who had no power stopping the husband also asked him to leave, and not to cause a scene, causing us to ask a question if the issue of domestic violence is rampant in Vietnam.

Watch the video of the man here:



Queen Elizabeth does not support gay marriages, a conversation she had with one of her close friends have been revealed, the Daily Mail report. The Queen opposes the idea of gay marriage due to her deep Christian faith, and in 2014 expressed her frustration to a friend, but she admitted she was powerless  to intervene saying

  ‘I can only advise and warn.’ ‘I can only advise and warn.’


The Queen according to her friend said;

 It was the “marriage” thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man and a woman.’

The Queen made the statement after the issue split the conservative party. At the height of the controversy, the Queen expressed her opinion at the friend's house.

The Queen is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, which deeply oppose same-sex marriage, and believes that "marriage" is between a man and a woman.

The Queen spokesperson declined comment, saying;

 We do not comment on private conversations.