Whether the perpetrator in the attack on a Muslim family that left four dead is charged with terrorism remains to be seen. But laying terrorism charges is legally complex.
Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
A key part of the budget's focus on women was a funding boost to help stop domestic violence.
The law continues to treat intimate partner violence like a bar fight – considering only what happened in a given violent incident. But domestic violence isn't about just physical violence.
The new SBS documentary is not easy to watch. But it is a big chance to reset the conversation about domestic violence.
Hailed as an Australian hero, Rosemary Kariuki works to connect refugee and migrant women through their strengths and joys — rather than treating them like 'problems' to be fixed.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
Calls to police and hotlines by domestic violence victims increased during the pandemic. This translates into an expanded number of families that will need help even after the pandemic.
Linda Burney on the treatment of Indigenous Women.
Michelle Grattan discusses the treatment of indigenous women in isolated communities with Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney.
Women who earn more than their male partners are more likely to suffer domestic violence.
An app to record consent won't address the real problems of sexual violence and how our society responds to it.
It's important for those who engage in BDSM to be aware of the distinction between harmless kink and violence. But it's also important for BDSM not to be considered a de facto abusive practice.
We looked at newspaper coverage over 20 years and found 78% of articles portrayed domestic violence as isolated incidents in relationships, rather than a systemic issue.
We discovered many more mental health issues were recorded for both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence than we thought. Now it's time to use our findings to improve public safety.
Following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, more than half the women in one study reported experiencing domestic and family violence. Many had never experienced it before.
Research suggests there are some differences between what drives women and men to commit filicide. This will help us make sense of such unfathomable crimes.
'Catching a baby' or caring for new parents on Christmas Day is special, midwives say. But Christmas can also be a vulnerable time for many women, especially so during a pandemic.
A new survey shows that while younger men generally had more progressive views than older men on gender roles, they also endorsed such ideas as men's use of violence and control in relationships.
The police in Nigeria and Ghana must receive gender sensitivity training to effectively fight domestic violence.
Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.