The Northern Territory has the highest rates of domestic, family, and sexual violence in Australia. The Tangentyere women’s group shows how prevention projects can address gender inequality.
Private and public violence rely on each other as forces that work together to ensure women and girls ‘stay in their place’ — the one that patriarchal social structures have prescribed.
When tech companies aim for ‘safety by design’, they can reduce the risk their products will be weaponised for stalking and domestic violence.
With 95% of households in Afghanistan not consuming enough food and the economy on the brink of collapse, this is a perilous time for the children of the country.
Expanding police powers in dealing with family violence comes with considerable risks to victim-survivors, and should be treated with caution.
A French trial will use virtual reality headsets to trigger empathy in perpetrators. But previous research findings suggest we need to be sceptical of claims about what the technology can do.
LGBTQ+ communities experience violence and abuse at similar, if not greater rates than cisgender, heterosexual women. Their stories need to be heard.
We have laudable goals on eradicating violence against women and children, but we are nowhere near achieving them. Here’s what needs to happen.
Research undertaken for the National Summit on Women’s Safety has found one in four young Australian women in financial hardship experienced abuse from a current or former partner.
A new book looks at the family court system, just as the Family Court of Australia merges with the Federal Circuit Court.
Prominent cases continue to draw attention to the wrongful imprisonment of First Nations women.
A new survey is the first in Australia to look at the residency and visa status of migrant and refugee women, and the first to ask specific questions about controlling behaviour.
A key part of the budget’s focus on women was a funding boost to help stop domestic violence.
The new SBS documentary is not easy to watch. But it is a big chance to reset the conversation about domestic violence.
There is now a strong body of evidence showing a link between corporal punishment as a child and later involvement in family violence, either as a victim or perpetrator.
Women leaving violent situations need to be able to ensure the safety of their companion animals, and a motion before the Victorian parliament is seeking changes to achieve that.
We discovered many more mental health issues were recorded for both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence than we thought. Now it’s time to use our findings to improve public safety.
Following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, more than half the women in one study reported experiencing domestic and family violence. Many had never experienced it before.
‘Catching a baby’ or caring for new parents on Christmas Day is special, midwives say. But Christmas can also be a vulnerable time for many women, especially so during a pandemic.
As federal parliament heads off on its Christmas break, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the legal community and the Australians who access the family law system.