Women make conscious decisions every day about staying safe, but they consistently underestimate how much effort it all takes and what that means for their freedom.
Organisers get ready for a rally in Lima on August 13.
‘Ni Una Menos, Villa El Salvador, Lima
Peru is the latest country in Latin America where women are mobilising against violence.
A counter-terrorism strategy will not stop honour-based crimes.
Treating 'illegal cultural practices' as a form of terrorism could lead to more marginalisation.
Was Marcia Langton right about the rate of violence experienced by Indigenous women?
Was academic Marcia Langton right about the rate of violence against Indigenous women?
Eddie McGuire caused a furore by suggesting the drowning of prominent sports journalist Caroline Wilson.
Two AFL club presidents have created a furore with their 'banter' about the drowning of a female journalist. Here's how it happened, and why it's unacceptable.
Some survivors are using social media and other online platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence and seek support.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
The royal commission’s report should be viewed as only the start of the necessary transformation of Victoria’s family violence system.
The royal commission's recommendations seek a complete transformation of Victorian family violence services, and the state’s prevention of and response to family violence.
All to often, true crime books have glorified male violence and reproduced crude sexist stereotypes.
The genre that brought us the writings of Mark "Chopper" Read isn't known for its impeccable gender politics. But two new books cast a critical eye on a culture of male violence.
The world is dragging its feet – and it's costing lives.
The biggest barriers for workplace programs which are aimed at preventing violence against women are sexism and discrimination.
Programs that aim to prevent violence against women through gender equality at work are facing opposition from leaders who don't see it as a workplace issue.
Learned helplessness has entered our vernacular and swallowed up socially accurate explanations for violence.
The story of how psychology framed women for their own assaults began, as so many of psychology’s stories do, with some trapped animals.
Sarah Ferguson ends Hitting Home with a call to Australia’s politicians to recommit to treating domestic and family violence as the emergency it is.
By drawing on interviews with perpetrators and their ex-partners and police evidence, a common discrepancy in victim and perpetrator accounts of domestic and family violence becomes blatantly obvious.
A woman and a child walk amidst an art installation of 745 pairs of women’s red shoes, put on display by Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet to protest against gender violence and femicide, at La Constitucion Square in Malaga, southern Spain, June 12 2015.
More and more countries are passing femicide legislation. But work remains to make sure that the intent and purpose of these laws is communicated and enforced.
The rape of older people has been missed off national statistics.
New research reveals how many people over the age of 60 have been raped in the UK – and it is time to act.
Journalist Sarah Ferguson has spent six months on the front line of domestic and family violence.
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
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.
Are women really each other’s worst enemies? Probably not.
Depictions of women bullying women are a mainstay of reality television shows, just as reports of Twitter fights between female celebrities are regular tabloid fare. It's a phenomenon with a long history.
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.
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?