Evidence of long term coercive control can be hard for the police to collect.
It's still rare for cases of coercive control to reach prosecution.
NSW researchers found a shockingly high increase in domestic violence incidents following State of Origin matches.
A mix of alcohol, heightened emotions and toxic masculinity are to blame for surges in family violence perpetrated by sports fans.
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When England play a match, there's a 26% increase in reports of domestic abuse. When they lose, reports go up 38%.
South Africa’s police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, and police minister, Bheki Cele, unveil a new plan to combat violent crimes.
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More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police's new anti-crime strategy.
Safety cards that allow victims to press a button to alert a 24/7 call centre have proved successful in protecting victims from further abuse.
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We shouldn’t be telling victims of domestic violence to stop using technology. We should encourage them to use their digital devices to share their stories and seek the help they deserve.
Many women in this caravan of Central American migrants said they were fleeing physical and sexual violence. The Trump administration has overridden an Obama-era ruling that domestic abuse may be grounds for asylum.
Countries have some flexibility in interpreting UN agreements on refugee rights. But Sessions' decision that abused women don't qualify for asylum in the US is an extraordinarily severe ruling.
The 8-year-old son of Bernadette Romulo, who is facing deportation after living in Australia for 11 years.
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Migrant women experiencing domestic violence in Australia can end up trapped with abusive partners if they don't have the proper visa.
Evangelical Christian educator, Paige Patterson.
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With controversial Christian educators like Paige Patterson who believe that the Bible teaches women to submit to men, it matters to know today that evangelicals encouraged women's education in the past.
Men can also be victims of honour-based violence and more needs to be done to help protect them.
Indigenous women lose out from the Coalition’s latest budget.
Despite the government spruiking its tax relief for Australians in this year's budget, many women will not benefit from the tax plan.
There are no guidelines for healthcare professionals.
According to a study by Parity, more than 40% of domestic violence victims are male.
Women having a subsequent baby are more likely to disclose domestic violence than first time mothers.
Domestic violence in pregnancy not only causes distress and trauma for the mother, it also poses serious risks for the baby's health and development.
It’s not the leading cause but it is the leading contributor.
Are claims that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18-44 substantiated?
Part of the concern about any move to arm frontline police with military hardware is the rise of the ‘warrior cop’ phenomenon.
To justify giving police military-style weapons, there must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities.
Women who try to leave abusive relationships face many obstacles.
Rob Porter's ex-wife Jennifer Willoughby wrote movingly about staying in what she described as an abusive relationship. Her experiences are echoed in studies of abused women across the country.
Access to a steady income can mitigate the effects of violence and provide avenues out of abuse.
Providing paid family violence leave means we’re not asking victims to choose between accessing necessary support and financial security.
Many lone-actor attacks, including the 2014 Sydney siege, are carried out by perpetrators with a history of violence against women.
The Victorian government's new centre to prevent terrorist and lone actor attacks needs to fully understand the links between these types of attacks and violence against women.
Women with AIDS were excluded from the US definition of the syndrome until 1993. What's changed?
Speaking up and telling the truth is important, but we need to be mindful that it is risky, far from safe for all victims and survivors.