Chinese Domestic Violence Law Introduced

Chinese Domestic Violence Law Introduced

Chinese domestic violence has now been recognised by law as an offence. On December 27, 2015, the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the Anti-Domestic Violence Law, defining family abuse as a legal concept and enacting a...
Domestic Violence Crisis in Australia

Domestic Violence Crisis in Australia

Despite increased awareness and efforts by the government, the domestic violence crisis in Australia continues unabated. In conjunction with White Ribbon Day, an awareness campaign to fight violence by men against women, in 2015, the ABC aired a two-part documentary...
Snapchat and Domestic Violence Victims

Snapchat and Domestic Violence Victims

Snapchat is a social media platform that allows users to send messages and pictures that disappear as soon as they’re viewed. Now it’s being used for a whole new purpose. A new Snapchat account called “Snap Counsellors,” is helping teenagers in...
Abusive Partners Using Kids As Threats

Abusive Partners Using Kids As Threats

A new study has found that during separation or divorce, abusive partners are four times more likely to threaten harm to or removal of the kids of the relationship. “When we look at the separation process, we know that women are at an increased risk of violence and...
Males Usually Domestic Violence Offenders

Males Usually Domestic Violence Offenders

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report on recorded crime by offenders shows that males are overwhelmingly responsible for domestic and family violence, with the most common offence being an act to cause injury. In the five jurisdictions where data was...