Evangelical church teachings create fertile ground for domestic violence, its justification and its concealment.
Evangelical Christian churches say a man's authority is in God's plan.
Grace Millane, 21, was killed in 2018 while backpacking in New Zealand.
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The media presents female victims as culpable for their own brutalisation. For Grace Millane, this meant her sexual preferences were more important than the horror of her death
Women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die in a disaster.
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Natural disasters amplify the conditions leading to domestic violence. Yet Australia's disaster policies are "gender blind".
Conservative Liberal MP Kevin Andrews and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson are leading a parliamentary inquiry into family law.
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The consequences of the parental alienation theory can lead to children getting a court order to visit or live with an abusive parent.
Men who conform to sexist masculine stereotypes are more likely to be violent against women.
For every 100 men, up to 25 have raped or pressured a woman into sex.
Residents and small business in a poor community in Cape Town.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
Intimate violence victims fare better with coordinated help.
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Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community's response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.
Pauline Hanson has argued mothers often make up accusations of family violence to deny fathers contact with their children.
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There have already been two recent inquires into family court, but none of their recommendations have been rolled out.
Morocco reformed its family law in 2004 to increase the legal age of marriage to 18.
The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
Ethical safeguards mean the effect of domestic homicide on children is rarely researched.
While it's important to protect vulnerable children from exposure to further harm, it's also important to give them a voice to speak about their own trauma from domestic violence.
This child and her mother found refuge at a women’s shelter, but many are unable to find the secure housing they need to escape family violence.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
Pauline Hanson incorrectly claimed women are frequently making up allegations of domestic violence in family courts.
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It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson's unsupported claim women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts.
Hanson, who thinks men get a bad deal in the system, will be deputy of the new family law inquiry.
As the government starts its work on workplace change, it gave Pauline Hanson a win, for past and future favours, making her deputy chair of a joint parliamentary committee into the family law system.
Mitchell Brindley is the first person to be convicted under WA’s new laws against image-based sexual abuse.
New research has found that young women, Indigenous Australians and people with disabilities are the most frequent victims of 'revenge porn.'
Financial abuse can be misinterpreted as ‘sharing finances’, which can indicate a relationship in the criteria of the couple rule.
Tying Centrelink payments to a partner can trap women in violent relationships.
Violence against women is often represented as a timeless and universal phenomenon, creating the view the problem is too large to fix, or that only the worst abuses are worthy of attention.
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History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
In February, thousands of women marched in Mexico City to demand that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador do more to keep women safe. The protest sign featured here reads, ‘Don’t be indifferent.’
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
Non-fatal strangulation can have serious health effects including memory loss, paralysis and miscarriage.
This week, Victoria has joined several other states and committed to introducing a non-fatal strangulation offence. This move will change the way domestic abusers are prosecuted.
A new book by ABC journalist Jess Hill is the result of four years’ investigation into the problem of domestic violence.
A new book scrutinises the social and psychological causes of domestic abuse, its terrifying consequences, particularly the impact on children, and the failure of our legal and social institutions to adequately respond.
People between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest group of woman who find themselves homeless.
The largest group of homeless women is between the ages of 25 and 34, and family violence is most often the cause. Their stories testify to the dangers and stresses of not having a place to call home.