Scotland has laws that are considered the “gold standard” for protecting women and children from coercive control and they have caught the eye of Australian politicians. Coercive control is when patterns of abusive behaviours are used by one person to dominate and control another in a relationship. It usually happens gradually and can involve things… Read more »
There are no bruises or broken bones that show they’re being assaulted, or that their lives are at risk. Instead, its victims are subjected to controlling behaviour from their partner, restricting access to money, where they go and who they meet, even telling them what to wear. Its survivors often fear this type of partner… Read more »
A 46-year-old woman allegedly murdered in an alleged domestic violence incident in Alice Springs last week has been identified as an anti-domestic violence campaigner. WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this article contains an image of a person who has died. In a statement, the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group confirmed… Read more »
‘Why didn’t you just leave?’ Domestic violence survivors explain why it’s not that simple – ABC Life One in four Australian women has experienced domestic abuse by a current or former partner.
Women who have been victims of domestic abuse may experience depression, anxiety and substance abuse, among other psychological impacts.