Domestic Violence

Changes to rape and domestic violence hotline were 'sorely needed' to meet demand

Despite criticism from union, state hotline providers say triage system is working and was necessary to cut lengthy waiting times and unanswered calls<p>Changes introduced to the national rape and domestic violence hotline, 1800-RESPECT, were sorely needed to meet rising demand from women fleeing …

Wisconsin Shootings: Suspect In Custody After 4 Killed Including Police Officer

Four people including a police officer were killed in a series of shootings Wednesday in Marathon County, northern Wisconsin that began after a …

A feminist cybersecurity guide exists for those experiencing digital domestic violence

<b>Have you ever felt that your partner’s online behaviour is out of control?</b><p>Do they send constant messages that leave you feeling on edge, use location …

Violence Against Women

Jeezus: domestic abuser at high risk to commit homicide.

[<b>CONTENT NOTE:</b> intimate partner violence and murder, suicide, abuse, harassment, rape.]As readers surely recall, I am exceedingly proud of my …

Rape Victims Aren't Seeking Help For Fear Of Deportation, Police Say

The LAPD says it's seen a dramatic 25 percent drop in rapes reported by the city's Latino population.<p>Latinos in Los Angeles are making dramatically fewer reports of rape and domestic violence amid a climate of fear over increased immigration enforcement, according to the city’s Police Chief Charlie …

Violence Against Women

‘Big Little Lies’ Offers A Rare, Nuanced Portrayal Of An Abusive Relationship

Victims (and abusers) don't always behave like one would expect.<p>HBO’s miniseries “Big Little Lies” is a story about the complex inner lives of privileged women, wrapped up in a murder mystery set in a wealthy seaside town. Amidst the stunning vistas and unraveling whodunit plot line, viewers are …

Violence Against Women

Donald Trump Plans To Eliminate Legal Aid Funding That Supports Survivors Of Domestic Violence

It wasn’t long after Sonota got married that her husband began to abuse her. After her second child was born in 2012, the violence accelerated; police were often called to the couple’s St. Louis, Missouri, home, and Sonota had to seek medical attention more than once. With a 1-year-old son and …

Legal Aid

Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Source: Stockfresh<p>Healthy relationships nourish and support us. Like poison, a toxic relationship is one that is damaging to us. Instead of uplifting …

Marriage

Domestic Abuse Victims Reportedly Drop Charges In Light of Donald Trump's Deportation Policies

You shouldn't have to choose between your safety and your country.<p>The heightened immigration policies of Donald Trump's administration are pretty uniformly a cause for alarm, and now victims across the country are reportedly dropping charges of domestic abuse due to concerns that they will be …

Immigration

DIY Cybersecurity for Domestic Violence

A resource of privacy + compassion by HACK*BLOSSOM.<p>Why Cybersecurity?<p>Domestic violence isn't always physical. Many intimate partners exert control …

Security

Theresa May Has "Staked Her Reputation" On Tackling Domestic Violence, MP Says

The prime minister would “look very weak” if her domestic violence promises took a backseat to Brexit, SNP MP Eilidh Whiteford told BuzzFeed News.<p>Theresa May has “staked her reputation” on passing legislation that would tackle violence against women, and rowing back on her promises in the face of …

Violence Against Women

Ex-wife of Pursuit of Happyness director Gabriele Muccino speaks about alleged domestic violence abuses

Former violin player Elena Majoni said a particular hard slap perforated her eardrum, ruining her career.<p>The former wife of Italian director Gabriele …

Melissa George Breaks Silence On Alleged Domestic Abuse In Harrowing Interview

"He struck my face and I hit the wall and fell on the floor and I was out."<p>Six months ago, Australian-American actress Melissa George was hospitalized after an alleged violent assault by her partner, Jean-David Blanc. According to George, she was the victim of emotional and physical abuse …

Crime

Opinion

Melissa George breaks her silence on the violent assault that ended her relationship0:34<p>Actress Melissa George breaks her silence to Sunday Night on …

Psychological domestic abuse now a criminal offence in Scotland

Psychological domestic abuse will soon be a criminal offence in Scotland.<p>The Scottish Government has introduced legislation which recognises the …

Domestic Abuse

DeAndre Hopkins opens up about experience with domestic violence

All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins shared a side of his past he hadn't revealed publicly before while speaking to students in Houston last week.<p>On …

Sports

Domestic Dispute Leads to Fatal Police Shooting

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A domestic violence call leads to a St. Louis County Police officer shooting and killing 59-year Clifton Knickmeyer .<p>Police Chief …

Crime

Man fatally shot by police in Affton was a former officer

<i>UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. with new details on the man killed, including that he was a former police officer.</i><p>A former police officer was killed early …

Policing

Dog bears brunt of domestic dispute between boyfriend and girlfriend

A bulldog named Princess allegedly became the victim of a domestic dispute Saturday night in the Parkway area of Sacramento, police said Sunday.<p>A …

Crime

'We feel the same pain': Rosie Batty visits remote WA community

There have been emotional scenes at a refuge in remote northern Western Australia as anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty shared stories with local …

Indigenous Australians

Here’s Why Melissa George’s Harrowing Domestic Violence Story Needs To Be Heard

It really can happen to anyone.<p>Domestic violence is still a topic that’s widely swept under the carpet around the world—but Melissa George wants to …

Fashion (Australia)

'Pioneer' in suicide prevention, aiding victims of domestic violence, dies at 98

Before there was Harbor House, long before there was a Victim Services Center, there was a British-born woman with a fierce sense of justice who …

Orlando

Kidnapping victim had history of calls for help

TAMPA — Alisa Summers remembers the February night her estranged husband waved a machete at her, held her captive for hours and threatened to bind …

Crime

'I See You': A Domestic Violence Survivor Talks About Being Surveilled By Her Ex - Motherboard

<i>This post and podcast discusses domestic violence and sexual assault.</i><p>Jessica's seven-year-old daughter walked up to her in the kitchen one morning and asked her a question. "Mommy, how come everything that happens at our house, I get to daddy's house and he already knows it happened?"<p>For years, …

Domestic dispute brought cops to woman’s home days before death

Sunday was the seventh time cops visited the home of 50-year-old Maria Palaguachi in recent years for domestic squabbles.

Crime

Man shot dead in Destrehan incident that started with domestic dispute, sheriff says

An argument between two men at a Destrehan home escalated into a fatal shooting Thursday (March 16) evening, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff …

New Orleans

Tragedy is a reminder that domestic violence resources are available

Pictures of our children, we all have them. Their faces — framed by wonderful smiles radiating the hope, joy and innocence of youth — fill our family albums.<p>You could probably find just such photos of teenagers Tiffany and Brittany Coffland in their St. Charles home. And if you saw them on any day …

Crime

Family violence: Ending the hidden crime

Share selection to:<p>Glyn Davis<br>G'day. I'm Glyn Davis, and this is The Policy Shop, a place where we talk about policy choices.<p>Daniel Andrews<br>Last year, …

Violence Against Women

Domestic Abuse Victims Aren’t Coming Forward Because They’re Scared Of Being Deported

President Trump’s policies are forcing undocumented immigrants who suffer domestic abuse to decide which is riskier: staying with their abusers, or going to court and possibly being detained by immigration agents.<p>Undocumented immigrants suffering from domestic violence are worried they’ll get …

Immigration

Same-sex partners treated same as heterosexuals under Louisiana domestic violence bill

BATON ROUGE -- Same-sex partners would be subject to identical domestic violence penalties as couples in heterosexual relationships under a bill …

Equality