Corrosive substance violence is horrific in any case, but the role of gender is often forgotten.
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.
The concept of “coercive control” reframes domestic violence as an attack on human rights and resources rather than an assault.
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.
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.
The lockdown gave some men a chance to increase their control and coercion of women.
Government departments, civil society groups and the private sector should pool resources and work together in a co-ordinated manner to prevent violent crime.
Mobile phones have extended the reach and control of abusive partners.
The support of friends and family can be crucial for domestic abuse victims.
New memoirs by Rachel Louise Snyder and Steph Lentz chart the territory of being shaped by an ill-fitting version of strict Christianity – and their struggle to free themselves.
New research linking police and healthcare data shows that victims of domestic abuse are detectable before the involvement of the police.
Two of Australia’s major banks have announced they will take action against financial abusers, including closing their accounts.
Forced marriage protection orders are not very useful in combatting ‘honour’-based violence or other abuse.
Much of the media coverage of Tina Turner’s victim-survivor status overlooks the fact that as a black woman she walked a fine line in speaking publicly about her experiences.
The cost of living crisis is making it even harder for women to leave their abusers.
An expert in intimate partner abuse on why the world should ‘listen carefully’ to Pamela Anderson’s Netflix documentary.
Providing men who suffer domestic abuse with the help they need can also reduce violence experienced by women and children.
Research shows that removing guns from violent abusers saves lives. But laws doing just that are at risk of being ruled unconstitutional, following a landmark Supreme Court guns case.
The Istanbul convention aims to tackle violence, including domestic abuse, rape, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Some states are wavering in their commitment to its provisions.
The recent suicide of Mandeep Kaur highlights how women of Sikh heritage can face shame and stigma.