While the disability system has undergone significant and important reforms over the past three decades, many problems remain. We're still failing to protect people with disabilities.
As Ashraf Ghani nominated the first woman judge to Afghanistan's Supreme Court, the same court took a decision that enraged Afghans.
Alcohol-related violence is a much bigger problem in Australia than the harms of illicit drugs but we tend to overlook the former because the latter gets more headlines.
To prevent men from using violence in their households, violence against children needs to stop before they become adults.
Domestic violence is not limited to younger women.
Research on the UK's only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.
Why Justice Pauffley was wrong to suggest that social workers "make allowances" for cultural differences.
Men are still getting away with blaming jealousy for killing women.
A budget speech that fails to discuss basic measures of how the economy going is revealing in itself. Joe Hockey is the first treasurer since at least 1981 not to mention GDP.
A national domestic violence crisis hotline is still under-funded and unable to keep up with demand, after the 2015 federal budget delivered only a few short-term measures on domestic violence.
It is time to breathe new life into South Africa's feminist movement to seriously combat the perpetuation of patriarchy.
New research shows domestic violence can force women into lower-quality housing -- or make it harder to find a home altogether.
Australia's federal and state leaders have pledged "urgent collective action" on violence against women. But a closer look at COAG's new action plan reveals we're already years behind on key measures.
Technology violence is a term that encompasses all types of harassment and abuse that occurs online and serves to control or intimidate women in particular.
The demand for government-funded legal services is large and growing. Simply "not cutting" these services does the community a grave disservice.
The Queensland government's survival is at stake just two months after it was elected following the sacking of Labor MP Billy Gordon from the parliamentary party.
We need to support those who are subjected to family violence – mostly women and children – and this must remain our priority. But we must also intervene at the source of the problem.
For decades, successive governments have cherry-picked reports on domestic violence for the easy fixes, and ignored the hard stuff. So no more summits and royal commissions – it's time to act.
Violence during pregnancy can cause women to miscarry, go into labour prematurely and deliver low-birthweight babies.
Responses to family violence by Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten and the terms of reference for Victoria's royal commission fail to mention young people. Such a lack of recognition has dire consequences.