Australia first needs a better understanding of what coercive control is and how to respond to it. If law reform is rushed, victims will be put at risk.
Interviews reveal personal toll of supporting people in dangerous situations over the phone.
Reports of rape, domestic abuse and murdered women are way up in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond since the coronavirus. But Latin America has long been one of the most dangerous places to be a woman.
Coronavirus has shown the need for a radical overhaul of national strategies on domestic violence.
Frontline services report that more women are using online or telephone support for family violence during the second lockdown, while more men are also seeking help for abusive behaviour.
Accommodation providers are reporting huge increases in the numbers of people coming to them for help. They'd love to be able to use newly vacant rental housing, but it's not a lasting solution.
The rate of domestic violence cases has increased in Indonesia due to the pandemic.
Planning is the most important phase in preparing to leave a violent relationship — and that includes financial planning.
New research finds frontline domestic violence workers are at risk of burnout, due to increased pressures around COVID-19.
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
Canada must consider funding programs that allow abuse victims and survivors to bring their pets with them when they leave their partners.
A new approach to supporting victims of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico's murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city's enormous main square, during the International Women's Day March.
Children abused at home may not be safer at school – in fact the lockdown may have made life easier for children at risk, and their parents.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
We've prevented many deaths, many of them at the cost of other deaths. The accounting ought to be made clear.
There's a real risk perpetrators of domestic violence will go 'unchecked' during the pandemic. But programs are coming up with innovative ways to monitor them and provide them with support.
America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.
It's heartening to see pet adoption rates surging during the pandemic, but opportunistic adoption can come with dangers of abandonment.
Coronavirus reveals how macho stereotypes like toughness, aggression and control can create harm.