Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness. The stories of women who had to flee their homes make it clear the dire shortage of social housing in Australia leaves them with nowhere to go.
Family court proceedings place a huge strain on survivors and their families. Here’s what you need to know.
In Australia, the discussion around gendered violence is increasingly focused on diversity. However, policy and services continue to be based mostly on the experiences of white, Anglo-settler women.
In a new report, child family violence survivors describe how family court worsened their trauma and profoundly affected their well-being even into adult life.
The findings are a stark reminder men’s violence against women is a national crisis and system reform is urgent.
Congress has pushed through its first gun control legislation in 30 years. Included in the legislation is a provision to expand a firearm ban to dating partners accused of domestic violence.
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.
A new book by Manjula Datta O’Connor argues that family violence raises some culturally specific issues, but the problem is not limited any particular group.
Survivors of violence, and those working to support survivors, want to see programs that focus on getting the first response right, every time.
I’m certain this case will continue to be discussed in the media and academia and will continue to shape society’s understanding of the complexities of intimate partner violence.
Women in more prestigious jobs than their husbands were seven times more likely to experience physical and emotional violence, compared to women ranked lower than their husbands.
A patchwork of Roman laws (including Rome’s complex murder laws) sought to address coercive and violent behaviour
What appears to be normal social media activity exposes a much darker reality: fan culture often leads to deeply harmful conversations shaping how people address and redress violence.
If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
New research shows how threats of self-harm and suicide are a tactic of coercive control men use against female partners.
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.
When a patriarchal society is combined with a history of colonialism, women in that country are at heightened risk of gender-based violence.
How much of men killing women can we understand through a purely gendered lens? The answer may be: less than we thought.
The murder of R. Rubuntja brings to light the ways Australian media and the Australian justice system continues to fail First Nations women.
There is a crisis in women’s safety but the commitments are piecemeal and some aren’t even new.