Lockdown should be nuanced to the South African context of overcrowded accommodation and high levels of domestic violence. Permitting cigarette purchases and exercise might assist.
The books chosen as finalists in this year's Stella Prizes can help us draw on our innate resources. We can seek inner truths and explore ways to support each other thanks to these gifted writers.
For some people, home is not a safe place to be.
Reports from China suggest there has been increased household tension among isolated families. Our colleagues on-ground believe this has led to more alcohol consumption and domestic violence.
A home, a springboard, or a safety net? New research finds a surprisingly large number of Australians have lived in social housing since 2000, using it in several very different ways.
An expert in domestic violence and abuse explains how you can help those you are worried about.
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviours can be apparent before perpetrators murder their partners. So let's take these coercive behaviours more seriously and make them a crime.
The ability to prosecute alleged domestic abuse cases without the support of the victim is vital.
Research shows familicides are almost exclusively committed by men and key risk factors include a desire for control, particularly in areas associated with masculinity.
The Australian government has committed funding to men's behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they work?
Women who lived in more deprived neighbourhoods during the first 18 years of their lives were nearly 40% more likely to experience partner violence in early adulthood.
The state of emergency ultimately led to substantial legal changes that should better protect women and girls. But what really happened?
While popular portrayals of hairdressers and beauticians present them as "bimbos", salons can also provide a refuge for clients to share painful realities.
Evangelical Christian churches say a man's authority is in God's plan.
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
Natural disasters amplify the conditions leading to domestic violence. Yet Australia's disaster policies are "gender blind".
The consequences of the parental alienation theory can lead to children getting a court order to visit or live with an abusive parent.
For every 100 men, up to 25 have raped or pressured a woman into sex.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
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.