How digital devices can become weapons in our relationships
Technology-facilitated abuse in relationships (TAR) weaponises digital devices; we must engage with perpetrators to stop it, say University of Melbourne experts
The unexpected drop in intimate partner violence
It should be exciting that cases of violence against women dropped during COVID, but we need to understand the big picture says University of Melbourne expert.
Domestic violence linked to alcohol use is a national emergency
A University of Melbourne academic says the crime wave in Alice Springs shows the need to understand the role of alcohol in domestic and family violence
Japan’s hidden landscape of violent crime
The shooting of Shinzo Abe shocked the world, but Japan has a hidden number of violent crimes – particularly against women, says University of Melbourne expert.
The online hate for Amber Heard
As the Depp v Heard jury considers its verdict, social media has judged Amber Heard for not being the ‘right kind’ of victim say University of Melbourne experts
Stopping sexual assault means addressing violence in relationships
Frequently sexual assault and domestic violence co-occur; according to a University of Melbourne expert it makes no sense to tackle one without the other.
What a friend experiencing abuse needs most is an ally
Women subject to Intimate Partner Violence often rely on friends but it can be difficult for friends to know how to respond say University of Melbourne experts.
What drives Intimate Partner Sexual Violence?
The sometimes unique factors driving Intimate Partner Sexual Violence need to be understood to prevent and counter it, says University of Melbourne expert.
Intimate partner sexual violence and the courts
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence often goes unreported and the legal system can hamper women seeking justice or protection, says University of Melbourne expert.
Consent apps are a bad idea – here’s why
Sexual consent apps only risk protecting perpetrators and reduce sex to a transaction. What is needed is social change, say University of Melbourne experts.