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.
Trolling The Patriarchy With Photos Of Battered Women – One Woman’s Quest To Change Russia’s Domestic Violence Laws
For Russian women's rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job.