For awareness campaigns to succeed, people need to relate to the message.
Many public awareness campaigns fail to change attitudes and behaviours because they start from the flawed premise that just telling someone something is bad will make them stop doing it.
There has been a dramatic decline in understanding that it is mainly men who perpetrate domestic violence.
To reduce family violence, we need to examine the culture of masculinity and the way we socialise our children into gender roles.
The many people who are mourning the loss of Phil Walsh should also reflect on what we as a society can do to help families avoid such tragedies.
The killing of Phil Walsh is a tragedy for his family and the football community. It should also lead us to question whether we do enough to support families before the issues they face spiral out of control.
The public hearings of Victoria’s royal commission mark the next stage of changing how we see, and respond to, family violence.
The royal commission presents a timely opportunity to greatly improve responses to family violence in Victoria. But as the volume of submissions reveal, this is a task not easily achieved.
The law enforcement response to online harassment needs to be modernised to meet the changing technological environment.
Is revenge porn just one example of technology intersecting with sexual and domestic violence? What legal efforts have been made to combat it?
One of the most dangerous times in an abusive relationship is when it ends – which was when Clare Wood was murdered by her ex-partner.
Giving people the right to ask about their partner’s history of domestic violence sounds like a good idea – but there are good reasons why Rosie Batty and others have raised concerns.
We’re still working out the extent of the problem, but it’s not too early to act.
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.
Something’s got to give.
As Ashraf Ghani nominated the first woman judge to Afghanistan's Supreme Court, the same court took a decision that enraged Afghans.
Mandatory reporting of family violence on a woman’s behalf threatens dignity and takes away her power.
Legal requirements for doctors to report family violence to police may sound good at first glance. But evidence shows it's better doctors are trained to support women to make their own decisions.
Our current focus on the drug ice takes the spotlight away from the harms of excessive alcohol use, which is actually a bigger problem in Australia.
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.
Gender equality is associated with less use of violence by men.
To prevent men from using violence in their households, violence against children needs to stop before they become adults.
In need of a hand.
Domestic violence is not limited to younger women.
Statistics don’t reflect the real picture of violent crime in the UK.
Research on the UK's only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.
Clouds of confusion hanging over the Royal Courts of Justice.
Why Justice Pauffley was wrong to suggest that social workers "make allowances" for cultural differences.
Is justice being done?
Men are still getting away with blaming jealousy for killing women.
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s failure to talk about basic measures of the economy in his second budget speech is telling.
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.
Remembering the dozens of Australians' lives already cut short this year because of domestic and family violence.
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.
Wife of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela (centre), led a march during a ‘Women’s Day’ rally in Pretoria in 2000.
It is time to breathe new life into South Africa's feminist movement to seriously combat the perpetuation of patriarchy.
Women and children face increased housing costs after leaving dangerous relationships.
AAP Image/Joe Castro
New research shows domestic violence can force women into lower-quality housing -- or make it harder to find a home altogether.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his state and territory counterparts have promised a stronger national response to violence against women – but will they deliver?
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.