Domestic Violence

How Denver Is Counteracting ICE Agents Operating Inside Courthouses

When immigration lawyers with the Meyer Law Firm first captured video evidence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conducting arrests …

Immigration

Victoria Will Spend $4.6 Million To Rehabilitate Dads Who Commit Domestic Violence

Early intervention program Caring Dads, which is still in its pilot phase, targets fathers with an alcohol or drug abuse problem who have committed, or are at risk of committing, domestic violence.<p>High risk fathers are referred to the program through child protection services; alcohol, drug or …

Dads

The Answer to the Virginia Shooting Isn't Looser Gun Laws

Earlier this month, a man armed with a rifle and handgun targeted members of Congress and their staffs as they practiced for the annual congressional baseball game—a bipartisan tradition dating back decades. Rep. Steve Scalise was wounded, as were two U.S. Capitol Police officers, a congressional …

Guns

New measures on violence against women to be put in domestic abuse bill

Legislation will mean certain offences committed by British citizens anywhere in the world can be prosecuted in UK courts<p>New measures to protect women and girls from crimes committed overseas will be included in legislation on domestic abuse, the government has said.<p>The new legislation would allow …

Queen's Speech

Serena Williams bringing attention to financial abuse of domestic violence victims

The 39-time Grand Slam winner is teaming up with the Allstate Foundation as the new ‘Purple Purse’ Ambassador<p>Tennis dominator, entrepreneur and …

Serena Williams

Millionaire by 30, broke by 40: The little-known side of domestic violence

Beth Mathison was a millionaire by 30 and broke by 40.<p>She lived in a castle in Scotland, sailed to Singapore and ran a yacht charter business in …

Business (Australia)

To prevent mass shootings, treat domestic violence as the threat it is

Domestic violence often foreshadows future acts of gun violence. So why aren’t we doing more to address the link?<p>After each horrific mass shooting, …

Gun Control

Citizenship law changes penalise women escaping domestic violence

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) condemn the proposed changes to the citizenship laws, which if passed will have many adverse impacts on …

Women's News

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence — a mother's story

Jean's son began acting out aggressively when she left his father, who was abusive and controlling.<p>Her decision to get out was the culmination of …

Australian Universities

Sydney woman turns unwanted hotel toiletries into kits for the homeless

A Sydney woman sets up a charity to put all the unwanted hotel toiletries and inflight sleep kits into packs for homeless people in shelters who …

Dental Care

PNG women election bids to take on ‘big man’ politics

PNG is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, say human rights groups, and that makes running for parliament even …

Women's Rights

'You're not alone': Soldiers open up about domestic violence in confronting documentary

Male and female soldiers have described being kicked, punched and spat on by their partners in a powerful new Australian Army video produced to help …

Australian Defence Force

Musher once banned from Iditarod over domestic violence charges allowed to return to race

The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Saturday that the 25-year-old Seward musher banned from the 2017 race because of domestic violence charges …

'You're not alone': Army domestic violence video aims to break cycle of violence

An army video which shares the stories of four domestic violence victims aims to break the cycle.

Johnny Depp’s domestic abuse allegations deserve as much attention as his assassination joke

Over the past few days, Johnny Depp has found himself in the news for two different reasons — one that’s being treated as a potentially career-ending mistake, and another that’s been greeted with a nearly universal shrug.<p>On Thursday at the Glastonbury arts festival, Depp jokingly suggested …

Feminism

Police make arrest after woman allegedly choked, punched, kicked

Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man after a woman was allegedly choked, kicked and punched in the Darling Downs on Thursday.

Crime

Finally, our policy-makers are waking up to the plight of male domestic abuse victims

This week, the Queen announced that the Government are going ahead with a new Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.<p>The aim, broadly speaking, is to bring all the disparate pieces of domestic abuse legislation, policies and guidance together. There will be a new legal definition, more emphasis on the …

Gender

Wimbledon Foundation serves up more funding for local causes

The Wimbledon Foundation has awarded grants totalling £50,000 to 12 Merton and Wandsworth-based community organisations.<p>The grants are part of the …

Wimbledon

Chris Brown Dodges Domestic Violence Class In Karrueche Case

Singer Ordered To Stay Away From Ex-Gal Pal Until 2021Chris Brown has gotten off the hook on one of the terms of a restraining order against him from …

Chris Brown

Chris Brown Won't Be Attending Domestic Violence Prevention Classes After All

On Tuesday, the <i>New York Post</i> reported that <b>Chris Brown</b> actually doesn’t have to attend 52 weeks worth of batterer intervention programming as a …

Lana Del Rey

Former officer, ex-Marine pleads guilty to domestic violence

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A former police officer and ex-Marine has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges and was admitted to a specialty treatment …

Crime

Release sought of Oklahoma woman in domestic violence case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking an Oklahoma court to release a woman serving 30 years in prison for failing to report the abuse of her two children by her boyfriend.<p>A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks the release of 33-year-old Tondalo Hall, who has been in prison since …

Oklahoma City

After 2 years of domestic violence, woman sits down with her abuser and asks ‘Why?’

Attiya Khan first experienced intimate partner violence when she was 16-years-old.<p>Living with her boyfriend Steve at the time, who was 17, Khan …

Canadian News

The Domestic Violence And Abuse Bill Is A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity

The announcement of a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill in the Queen's Speech shows a renewed commitment from the Government to tackle domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a huge social problem and the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul the way that we …

Domestic Abuse

Brazil: Domestic Violence Victims Denied Justice

(São Paulo) – The authorities in the Brazilian state of Roraima are failing to investigate or prosecute domestic violence cases, leaving women at …

Human Rights

Rhode Island panel approves domestic violence guns bill

A proposal to take guns away from domestic abusers and people under domestic restraining orders is moving forward in the General Assembly.<p>The House …

Rhode Island

Abortion laws making it harder for women to escape domestic violence, expert warns

Pregnant women in violent relationships are being further victimised by laws that criminalise abortion in some parts of Australia, doctors and health …

Rights & Freedoms

How state laws treat sexual assault, pre-existing conditions

An early wave of stories inaccurately suggested the House GOP health care bill would allow rape and sexual assault to be treated as pre-existing …

Health Care

Response by Many Republicans and Right-Wing Media to Virginia Shooter Strongly Underscores Their White Supremacist, Misogynist Values

The biggest fallout from last week’s shooting of House Republicans at a baseball practice in Virginia that grievously injured Rep. Steve Scalise, …

Gun Control

Nick Gordon’s Girlfriend Speaks out After His Domestic Violence Arrest

Laura Leal — the woman who has accused Nick Gordon of beating her, leading to his arrest for domestic violence — has spoken out about the troubled …

Crime