domestic violence

News

Live-In Relationships Go Against Women’s Rights, India's Rajasthan Human Rights Commission Says

Their new campaign is trying to keep women away from such “animalistic lives” in which they are like “concubines."
Shamani Joshi
9.5.19
mind

Sleep Deprivation Can Be a Weapon in the Hands of an Abusive Partner

Unlike other types of physical abuse, sleep deprivation doesn’t leave a mark.
Kimberly Lawson
7.10.19
tech-power

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends

The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
crime

What It's Like To Lose Your Sister in an Honor Killing

Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her father and uncle even after reporting her fears to the police multiple times. A decade later, her sister Payzee believes that British police still aren't taking honor killings seriously.
Sophie Brown
4.26.19
crime

Male Domestic Abuse Survivors Describe Their Experiences

One in three survivors of domestic abuse are male, but there is comparatively little discussion of how men end up in abusive relationships and the obstacles they face when getting help.
Nick Chester
3.1.19
News

Fortnite Gamer Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend on Livestream

Other gamers called the police after witnessing the incident.
Gavin Butler
12.11.18
equality

How Sexual and Reproductive Rights are Essential to Achieving Gender Equality

We need to do something about these horrifying violations of inalienable human rights.
Sharon Shum
12.4.18
child marriage

Death of a Teen Girl Prompts New Debate Over Child Marriage In Indonesia

She was only 15 years old.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
11.28.18
equality

Indonesia's Widows are Stuck In a Web of Poverty, But There's a Way Out

And, no, we don't mean becoming some guy's second wife.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
10.25.17
cambodia

After Abuse and Prison, a Woman Faces Deportation by the US to a Country She's Never Been To

Ny Nourn has spent the last 16 years incarcerated for her role in a murder perpetrated by her ex, a man twice her age who she says violently abused her. She was paroled earlier this year—but now she faces being deported to Cambodia.
Victoria Law
8.15.17
women's rights

Afghan Women Are Fighting for the Right to Be Called By Their Names

Some Afghan men believe that sharing a woman's birth name dishonors her, using phrases like "my goat" or "my chicken" to refer to them instead. Now, women are fighting back with a social media campaign that asks: Where is my name?
Mitchell Sunderland
8.8.17