intimate partner violence


The Psychology Behind Stalking

It’s comforting to believe that we can easily spot a stalker. But people who engage in stalking actually vary far more widely that you'd expect.
Christine Ro
domestic violence

How Much Protection Do Protective Orders Provide?

Leaving a relationship can be extremely dangerous for domestic abuse victims. Domestic violence protective orders are intended to help women during this time—but advocates say the current system can also make them vulnerable to further abuse.
Kimberly Lawson

Jeff Sessions Could Determine the Fate of Countless Abused Women. We Should Be Terrified

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to take domestic abuse off the list of reasons for allowing asylum in the US. In doing so, he would send untold numbers of women back to their abusers.
Chris Gelardi

These 9 Politicians Have Resigned for Sexual Misconduct in the Wake of #MeToo

Eric Schneiderman isn't nearly the first.
Leila Ettachfini
domestic violence

What It's Like Running an Underfunded Domestic Violence Shelter

"We have to turn women away every day, which is like the worst feeling in the world.”
Stephanie Soh
gun violence

How Closing the 'Boyfriend Loophole' in Gun Laws Could Save Lives

Ninety-three percent of women killed by men in 2015 were murdered by someone they knew, and the most common weapon was a gun. But advocates say the ban that prevents convicted domestic violence abusers from purchasing guns doesn't go far enough.
Kimberly Lawson
domestic violence

Inside the First Men-Only Domestic Violence Shelter in Texas

"The more that we can come to terms as society about domestic violence, the more men who are being victimized will be willing to come forward."
Annamarya Scaccia

Domestic Violence Services Need to Accommodate Trans People

They're not just at higher risk; the risks they face are unique.
Laila Tyack
domestic violence

The Controversial Program Tackling Domestic Violence by Reaching Out to Abusers

The Domestic Violence Intervention Project works with domestic abusers to rehabilitate them. But at a time of harsh government cuts to women's services, not everyone is happy with their approach.
Niamh McIntyre

'I Called Every Single Refuge': The Domestic Violence Victims with Nowhere to Go

Abuse survivors in London are desperate for help, but some boroughs have as little as six refuge beds to serve huge populations. Our Freedom of Information (FOI) investigation reveals the shocking lack of support in the city.
Niamh McIntyre