Being given information about the violent past of a current partner can be life changing. Police forces need better resources to be able to process requests.
Enacting a coercive control offence in France would be a significant advance in the equality agenda, would help protect 213 000 women, 82 % of whom are mothers, and their 398 310 children co-victims of domestic violence.
The concept of “coercive control” reframes domestic violence as an attack on human rights and resources rather than an assault.
Jon Hamm as Roy Tillman in Fargo.
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I’ve been writing on representations of domestic abuse since the noughties. It has been gratifying to see the increase in fictional depictions of this theme in the 21st century.
Domestic violence is experienced unevenly across the U.S.
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Childhood adversity can put people at risk of perpetrating domestic violence in the future. Having a supportive social network and learning ways to regulate the stress response, however, can help.
Technology is being used to help survivors by connecting them with resources, services and supports.
Increases in intimate partner violence have highlighted the need for creative and innovative ways of addressing the issue, particularly during emergencies.
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In Women and Children, Tony Birch is unequivocal about domestic violence: when everyone knows someone is in trouble, there is a collective duty to do something about it.
Hot temperatures seem to lead to aggression, both in real life and online.
Authorities across Australia and the UK are sounding the alarm about how data breaches have endangered domestic violence victim-survivors.
Key findings on victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence have been brought together in a new website that seeks to combine over 30 sources of data across Australia.
The landmark inquest is investigating how four women killed by their partners were failed by systems meant to protect them. How can we stop this from happening?
Homeless families rehoused in temporary are bearing the brunt of the high travel costs and policies ill-designed to accommodate their specific needs.
Will the federal law prohibiting the possession of firearms by someone subject to a domestic violence restraining order survive?
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An important tool in the fight against domestic violence is under scrutiny in a major US Supreme Court case.
Five people — including three children and a shooter — were found dead in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., after shootings at two homes.
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A mass shooting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. has been classified as a case of intimate partner violence.
Some children and young people escape family violence, only to find themselves alone, homeless and in violent relationships. How can we support and protect these vulnerable adolescents?
The Victorian parliament has introduced a bill to criminalise non-fatal strangulation – but consent could be a defence.
Shanelle Dawson (left) leaves the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Two new books go behind the scenes on the Teacher’s Pet case. One is by Lyn Dawson’s daughter, Shanelle, and the other is by Hedley Thomas, creator of the internationally successful podcast.
According to the courts, what’s considered harassment in white-collar environments may not be in blue-collar workplaces.
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While women in poverty are more likely to experience sexual harassment and domestic abuse than higher-income women, people assume it is less distressing for them.
Teenagers are experiencing intimate partner violence and abuse that is putting their lives in danger. And they want help from others to spot the early warning signs.
Evidence suggests gender-based violence increases during disasters and in the years that follow.
Research shows gender-based violence increases in the aftermath of disasters. Governments must incorporate ways of addressing it into their disaster response plans.
Police look on as people rally in support of 2SLGBTQ+ rights in Toronto on Sept., 28, 2019.
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Research finds that police officers engage in discriminatory behaviours towards 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner violence.