Pandemic Fuelled Rise in Human Rights Violations Against Women [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Pandemic Fuelled Rise in Human Rights Violations Against Women [Headlines]

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By Hope NewsroomWednesday 3 Mar 2021

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

A new report has found the Covid19 pandemic has fuelled a rise in Human Rights violations against women across the globe.

The report, released today by Open Doors International, has found a 31 percent rise in violence against Christian girls and women in the past year, including trafficking, forced marriages and sexual slavery.

The Australian Defence Force is being deployed to help in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in aged care.

They’ll begin working in regional and remote areas from next week.

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The international border ban in Australia has been extended until June.

The federal government has announced the extension, citing more transmissible variants of COVID19 overseas.

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One in five Chinese Australians say they were physically threatened or attacked because of their Chinese heritage in the past year.

The Lowy Institute survey found 66 per cent of those attacked say the Covid19 pandemic was a factor.

52 per cent pointed to the state of Australia-China relations.

Three children have been charged over a number of serious offences across Sydney in the past week.

They face a range of charges including armed robbery, assault and dangerous driving.

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Police are looking for two men after a stabbing inside a barber shop in Punchbowl, in Sydney’s south-west. 

A 33 year old man is in a stable condition in hospital.

A new AIHW study shows bees stings cause more hospitalisations than any other venomous animal or plant.

Redbacks are responsible for the most hospitalisations, more than any other spider in Australia.