Women experiencing family and domestic violence within faith communities can face attitudes and practices that encourage them to stay in relationships with their abusers.
Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
Rather than focusing on specific cultural practices, we need to concentrate on all forms of economic abuse as coercive control.
Advocates say the recent quashing of Sally Challen's murder conviction brought attention to a hidden feature of domestic violence. But it may have also painted Challen as an unstable woman.
Sally Challen, convicted of murdering her husband in 2010, will now face a retrial. A lawyer explains the legal significance of the ruling.
There is a clear link between women who have experienced domestic violence and mental illness. This link needs to be better addressed in mental health services.
The money includes $60 million - over the next three years - in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.
At least one child is killed by a parent in Australia every fortnight. The latest report from the Australian Institute of Criminology shows the nature of filicide in Australia.
Islamic dispute resolution is a way of avoiding court but resolving disputes under Islamic law. Other countries use this approach. But is it right for Australia?
The royal commission didn't examine economic abuse. If it had it would have found there's much banks can do.
With few contacts and no independent income, migrant women experiencing domestic violence can become further isolated from support by abusive partners controlling their access to technology.
But questions remain on how well a scheme to provide victims with information about abusive partners is working.
Under international law, a mother escaping domestic violence with her children to another country is seen as an abductor. She is often ordered to return the child leading to catastrophic consequences.
Very few women, especially those married, feel protected by the domestic violence laws in Sierra Leone.
The refugee convention wasn't designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.
Primary prevention programs with a footballing focus aim to change behaviours and attitudes among men towards women.
Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.
The Crown said this case was an example of the worst type of murder, but the judge disagreed, arguing the killer, when freed, would be less of a threat to the wider community than some other killers.
From aggressive patients with Alzheimer's to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.