Intimate partner violence can take many forms – and it doesn’t always fit society’s stereotypes.
Most exit the out-of-home care system at 18, or younger, without ongoing support.
Contemporary fiction on screen increasingly tells the stories of abusive men in a realistic way. This documentary does not.
Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
Domestic violence is a housing issue. Ensuring survivors have access to safe accommodation is key to enabling them to escape.
Filial abuse remains a largely hidden issue with no statistics to determine how prevalent it is.
Abusers are exploiting all manner of smart tech and software to extend their capacity for coercive control.
Coercive control seeks to disempower victims of domestic abuse on every level. Leaving the family home – and disentangling feelings of care – is a complex process.
Violent or ‘rough’ sex is often part of a pattern of coercive control.
Police officers are tasked with summarising accounts of violent incidents. And the language they use is extremely important.
The underlying behaviour in the former doctor’s near-poisoning of his partner is more common than might be assumed.
Politicians who promise to reduce gender-based violence through tough-on-crime strategies are committing to strategies that haven’t been shown to actually prevent violence.
A change in how witnesses, victims and authorities respond to domestic violence reports paired with limited social services placed victims in a vulnerable position during the pandemic.
In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.
A key part of the budget’s focus on women was a funding boost to help stop domestic violence.
The new SBS documentary is not easy to watch. But it is a big chance to reset the conversation about domestic violence.
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.
A pilot project is training Black church leaders in how to better help domestic abuse victims in their congregations.
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.
It’s not just children designated as being ‘at risk’ who are vulnerable. There are thousands of others who have not been assessed and who need the ‘safe haven’ of school.