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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month winds down, The Fuller Project’s commitment to the story won’t end

Fuller Project CEO Xanthe Scharff reflects on Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Fuller Project's commitment to continuously report on the issue.

A veteran legal researcher wants us to re-imagine how courts treat domestic violence cases

Law professor Leigh Goodmark tells us why she changed her views on how courts should handle domestic violence.

She escaped her husband’s physical violence – but economic ties kept them connected for years

The financial system has become a new frontier in the fight against intimate partner violence.

Reporter’s Notebook: War in Ukraine is driving up domestic violence. Experts say the worst is yet to come.

As the war in Ukraine drags on, experts are warning that action is needed to address rising domestic violence.

‘This War Made Him a Monster.’ Ukrainian Women Fear the Return of Their Partners

As the war in Ukraine enters its second year, experts are warning that immediate action is needed to address rising domestic violence.

Domestic violence survivors facing long court delays

Many domestic violence cases were declared non-essential during the pandemic. The consequences are still being felt.

Climate change puts more women at risk for domestic violence

Extreme weather events that climate change is making more frequent and more intense are also pushing up violence against women around the world.

Violent crime victims in New York struggle to access funds due to them

A state fund designed to help the targets of physical attacks only reaches a small fraction of the people who need it most.

DA Alvin Bragg still won’t drop charges against Manhattan woman charged with murder who says she acted in self-defense

Tracy McCarter won a small concession from prosecutors, but the case drags on despite the new progressive district attorney’s labeling her charges “unjust” while looking to woo voters.

Should abusive partners have parental rights?

A gruesome case of “vicarious violence” in Spain raises new questions about whether abusive partners can ever be good parents.

From the archives: Her case set the precedent for the Trump administration. Now she’s been granted asylum

How one woman's asylum case became a vehicle to first deny—and then expand—protections for migrants fleeing gender-based violence.

Lessons from Texas: Advocates Warn of Extreme Weather’s Link to Domestic Violence

When a winter storm paralyzed Texas last month, millions of people in the state were left without power or heat or drinkable water. Traveling was dangerous and cell service was spotty. At the Houston Area…

France Is in Denial About Domestic Violence

Deeply held beliefs around France being the birthplace of “courtly love” and a cradle of seduction may be holding the nation back from more aggressively pursuing issues around gender violence, advocates say.

America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic

Lockdowns and an easy supply of weapons have been a fatal combination for Mexican women.

A Transport Ban in Uganda Means Women are Trapped at Home with Their Abusers

Seconds after Veronica opened her eyes in the hospital, she knew who had put her there. Her body ached; her head throbbed. The night before, the 25-year-old mother-of-five was busy buying medication for her children…

For Abused Women, a Pandemic Lockdown Holds Dangers of Its Own

Early last week, as the novel coronavirus exploded from state to state, a woman called the National Domestic Violence Hotline in a crisis: Her partner had tried to strangle her and she needed medical help,…

The War on Drugs Failed. It’s Time for a War on Abuse.

It's time to reallocate law enforcement and judicial resources to fighting domestic and partner abuse, journalists Natalie Schreyer and Jessica Klein write.

A Lethal Combination

What we know about domestic abusers with guns—and how efforts to disarm them could prevent some mass shootings.

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