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One third of women will suffer violence at the hands of someone they love, sometimes resulting in traumatic brain injury. Here, women lay on the street to protest this violence, in Pamplona in northern Spain, in 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Traumatic brain injury: The unseen impact of domestic violence

Globally, one third of women suffer violence at the hands of someone they love. And for those who survive domestic abuse, traumatic head injury can be the devastating outcome.
On International Women’s Day in 2016, a demonstrator carries a cross that reads in Spanish: “For you, for all” to protest violence against women. International Women’s Day is much more widely celebrated in Latin America than it is in Canada and the United States, but injustices for women is a global phenomenon. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

International Women’s Day: Reminder women must keep fighting — everywhere

Women everywhere have low status relative to men. This is a global phenomenon and there are no exceptions, and there is much work to be done in Canada and everywhere. The time is now.
In this 2008 photo, Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs during a concert in Los Angeles. Noel is seen on the screen behind him. The brothers have a notoriously dysfunctional relationship. Could their father’s documented abuse of their mother explain the animosity? (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The Oasis brothers: Father’s abuse explains feud, resilience could end it

The famous feuding Gallagher brothers of the rock band Oasis illustrate what research shows: Kids who grow up in homes where there is domestic violence often grow up to have troubled relationships.
Congolese women in the eastern town of Bunia. Even in conflict zones women are more likely to face violence in their homes than outside. EPA/Murizio Gambarini

Why home, even when there’s war, is the most dangerous place for women

Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat.
Abused women were concerned that their pets may also be harmed by their abuser. (Shutterstock)

Fears for pets can put abused women at further risk

Concern for their pets' safety can lead women to delay leaving their abusers. Better on-site pet services in women's shelters would enable them to seek help without fear for their animals’ well-being.
Pregnant women in South Africa who live in poor communities are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than the general population. Mike Hutchings/Reuters

How social factors drive up suicide rates among pregnant women

Depression may lead pregnant women to engage in suicidal behaviour. But the socioeconomic contexts pregnant women are in may also contribute to their suicide risk.
Stigma and intimate partner violence prevent HIV-positive mothers from accessing care and treatment. Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi

HIV can be prevented in babies if their mothers are kept safe

For pregnant HIV-positive women taking anti-retrovirals is critical for their babies' health. Intimate partner violence affects adherence, and must be addressed as part of women's HIV treatment.

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