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2 mn in UK victims of domestic abuse: Report

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Violent husbands or partners faced being electronically under new measures announced in the UK on Thursday to tackle domestic which currently affects 2 million people across the country.

Theresa May, and put forward proposals for a new Domestic Bill to transform the government approach to what they described as a terrible

The tough new approach includes protection orders to better shield victims against further by enabling courts to impose a range of conditions on abusers, reported.

These could include compulsory alcohol treatment, attending a programme to address their underlying attitudes or addictions, and using to monitor them.

Under the proposals, breaching any court order would become a criminal offence.

May said: "While we have made great strides towards equality and opportunities for women, the fact there are still thousands of people suffering from domestic abuse shows how much work we still have to do."

She said the new proposals will have the potential to completely transform the way Britain tackles domestic abuse, providing better protection to victims and bringing more perpetrators to justice.

May added: "I hope as many people as possible will come forward to give us their views and share their experiences, as we seek to put an end to this abhorrent for good."



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 22:16 IST