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The Fifa 2022 world cup in Qatar has been controversial from day one. Hasan Zaidi | Alamy

The Qatar World Cup is beaming misogyny around the world

Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
President of the Married Women’s Association Edith Summerskill MP (left) and three other MPs deliver a petition supporting equal pay for women to the House of Commons in March 1954. Dave Bagnall Collection | Alamy

The untold story of a mid-20th century group of women fighting for equality in marriage – and why it matters today

These pioneering women were opposed in their day and have long been ignored by history. UK Family law, however, still attests to the influence they wrought.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp appear in a Virginia courtroom on May 16, 2022 during their trial. Steve Helver/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

People couldn’t look away from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial – the appeal of a relationship drama held true in the 1700s, too

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.
There are few courses or programs that teach men relationship skills from the perspective of healthy masculinity. (Shutterstock)

Building healthy relationship skills supports men’s mental health

Healthy relationships have a positive influence on men’s health and mental health. Prioritizing relationship skills for men is one way to approach the global crisis in male suicide.
Exposure to adverse childhood experiences, as well as disparities in social determinants of health, can significantly affect development and health in children. (Shutterstock)

How health care can respond to the lifelong impact of adverse childhood experiences

Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
Domestic violence and coercive controlling behaviours are occurring in shared parenting arrangements more than was previously thought. (Cottonbro/Pexels)

Divorce Act update will help protect children, mothers from violence and coercive control

There’s a need to better understand coercive control as an important component of domestic violence when it comes to making decisions around co-parenting.

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