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Intimate Partner Violence

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.

‘Women Are Routinely Discredited’: How Courts Fail Mothers and Children Who Have Survived Abuse

Burdened by the high cost of legal help and penalized by courts that favor fathers, women risk losing children to abusive partners

‘We Need To Study Women’: Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Survivors of intimate partner violence suffer from traumatic brain injuries at high rates, but historically, they’ve been left out of scientific and public discussions around traumatic brain injuries. A faction of researchers in the US…

They Survived Intimate Partner Violence—Now They Can’t Vote Safely

Combined with the barriers to voting that Native Americans already encounter, those who are domestic violence survivors face unique obstacles to casting ballots.

America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic

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

Meet University Student ‘Counting Dead Women’ Around Kenya

When she is not at university, Audrey Mugeni is updating her spreadsheet. Every month, she adds more names. In one column, a grim question needs answering: ‘What killed this woman?’

How Domestic Abusers Weaponize the Courts

After a breakup, litigation is often a way for harassers to force their victims to keep seeing them.

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.

Welcome To Puntland: Where Many Men Don’t Consider Rape A Crime

Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her three young children. She bustles around the house, taking part in a few of the traditional tenets homemaking, something that…

A Lethal Combination

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

Russia’s Disappearing Women

New legislation in Russia means that men can avoid criminal prosecution for domestic violence. As the death toll rises to a reported one every forty minutes, how do we stop countless women from vanishing at…

Women are Dying in Turkey

On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far.

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