Our Watch chair Natasha Stott Despoja launched the national violence-prevention framework at Parliament House in Canberra this week.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.
Violence plays out in highly gendered ways. But many more factors are at play.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people experience family and sexual violence at rates similar to, or higher than, heterosexual women.
Family Court clients often have specific needs and vulnerabilities.
Merging the back-end operations of Australia's federal courts could have significant implications for the way in which resources are allocated to meet the needs of family courts and their clients.
Emotional abuse was the most common form of abuse.
Not only are women in regional and rural areas more likely to experience partner violence than their city counterparts, it's more difficult to leave and re-establish a new life.
It is a rarely discussed fact that some police officers commit domestic violence.
Police are entrusted with enforcing the laws against domestic violence – the same laws that some are breaking in their own relationships.
It's not just a lack of access to healthcare that causes child mortality.
Women are more likely than men to be victims of economic abuse.
Momentum for reform to end domestic violence should not stop at the most dramatic expressions of abuse. Economic abuse can also contribute to a lifetime of struggle for women.
Not all men condone violence nor resort to physical force to attain masculinity – and there is never an excuse for doing so.
There is growing evidence indicating that violence against women may be the consequence of society's rigid and stereotyped beliefs about what it means to be a “real man”.
Police in NSW will soon be equipped with body cameras – as will their counterparts on Queensland’s Gold Coast in domestic violence incidents.
Police-worn body cameras could be a helpful tool for law enforcement in cases involving domestic violence. But they could also have unintended consequences.
Has Chris Brown been made a scapegoat for domestic violence?
Chris Brown may be denied entry into Australia due to his violent past. Is this political posturing, or genuine support for survivors of domestic abuse?
The Turnbull government’s package of measures to respond to domestic violence is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done.
Australia needs to treat and respond to domestic violence as a serious crime threat with risk mitigation and crime management strategies.
Youth is a critical time for sexual development and for establishing models for early and future relationships.
A report on young Australians' attitudes towards violence against women highlights some worrying trends. But it's not all bad news.
Online support forums provide emotional help to domestic violence survivors in ways often missed by traditional public services.
Insufficient responses to pleas for help and protection by police is a factor contributing to domestic violence-related deaths.
Can the Queensland government's domestic violence reforms address the heightened risk involved in leaving an abusive or controlling partner?
South Africa has one of the highest rates of femicide in the world.
South Africa’s violence against women ranks as one of the worst in the world. As much as 40-50% of women in the country have suffered intimate partner violence.
Crime rates have fallen - but our expert explains that it's too soon to celebrate.
Relationship lessons are a good thing, but they’re just the start of measures to combat violence towards women.
Can relationship lessons in the classroom end violence against women?
A boy contemplates the guns handed in during an amnesty for gang members in Panama City. How do communities respond to violence?
Many communities struggle with crime, violence and abuse, but they are not all the same. Those that look to local expertise for solutions offer hope in a world where success in preventing violence is rare.
Independent oversight will be a crucial new ingredient in the Queensland government’s vow for stronger domestic violence action.
We’ve heard promises to act on domestic violence too often before. But a new Queensland plan offers public accountability measures – which could finally turn rhetoric into real action.
We need to level the playing field socially for a more equal workplace
If you're a woman in poverty, you're at risk of sexual exploitation. If you've just become educated and employed, then you're at greater risk of domestic abuse.