If passed in its current form, the European Union’s new directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence will be world-leading.
Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
Health and service workers are not asking women about a potential traumatic brain injury, there’s a lack of referral options, and often no diagnosis.
Russell Marks’ Black Lives, White Law is not about solutions; it’s about identifying the problems with Australia’s criminal legal system, and the injustice it does to First Nations people.
What does it say to victims of intimate partner violence when a convicted wife beater and murderer is invited to a public event by the ruling government?
For years, we’ve taken major sporting events, a public holiday, added alcohol and gambling, then watched domestic violence rates rise. It’s time we did something different.
A new study of Australian media has found important cultural and social factors are omitted in reports about domestic violence. More must be done to improve understanding by journalists and audiences.
We need not just an acknowledgement of children as victim-survivors in their own right but a commitment to boost resourcing of child-centred recovery support.
After separation, mothers who experienced domestic violence on average suffered a drop in income of 34%, compared with a 20% decrease for mothers who didn’t experience domestic violence.
Both NSW and Queensland have committed to criminalise coercive control. This has the potential to disproportionately impact First Nations people who often can’t report to police safely.
Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness. The stories of women who had to flee their homes make it clear the dire shortage of social housing in Australia leaves them with nowhere to go.
Family court proceedings place a huge strain on survivors and their families. Here’s what you need to know.
In Australia, the discussion around gendered violence is increasingly focused on diversity. However, policy and services continue to be based mostly on the experiences of white, Anglo-settler women.
In a new report, child family violence survivors describe how family court worsened their trauma and profoundly affected their well-being even into adult life.
The findings are a stark reminder men’s violence against women is a national crisis and system reform is urgent.
Congress has pushed through its first gun control legislation in 30 years. Included in the legislation is a provision to expand a firearm ban to dating partners accused of domestic violence.
Intimate details of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage – including sex abuse – featured during their defamation trial. There’s a long history of popular trials showcasing relationships gone bad.
A new book by Manjula Datta O’Connor argues that family violence raises some culturally specific issues, but the problem is not limited any particular group.
Survivors of violence, and those working to support survivors, want to see programs that focus on getting the first response right, every time.
I’m certain this case will continue to be discussed in the media and academia and will continue to shape society’s understanding of the complexities of intimate partner violence.