Domestic Violence.

Jamelia Reveals Abusive Past Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jamelia has spoken candidly about her personal experiences with domestic violence, revealing that her abusive relationship even left her fearing for h...

While Cameron Pleads for Us to Keep It in the Family, Scotland Sings 'I Want to Break Free'... So Who Is the Daddy?

Malory Nye | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Malory Nye

If we want to see our national politics in familial terms, then we should feel quite alright about doing it in a twenty-first century manner. No divorce is painless, but very often it is what the individuals want.

'I Feel Beautiful For The First Time In A Long Time'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

A porn star who received horrific injuries she alleges were inflicted by her former boyfriend has revealed encouraging pictures illustrating her recov...

Stop Domestic Psychological Abuse Now

Sara Davison | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Victims will often protect their abusers in public for fear of any repercussions at home. They will act the loving couple so that nobody suspects and even to convince themselves that things are not as bad as they are. It is often only when the abuse has gone too far and there is no way back that the victim will confide in a close friend or family member.

These Parents Did Something Amazing To Their Kids' Ray Rice Jersey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a video emerged of American football player Ray Rice physically attacking his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay in a lift in February, he was prompt...

The Benefit Cap Is Harming Victims of Domestic Violence

Anastasia Richardson | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Anastasia Richardson

The Benefit Cap limits the total benefits a family can receive to £500 per week. For a single person, the limit is £350. The benefit cap is putting some of the most vulnerable people in our society - women fleeing domestic violence with their children - at risk of serious harm.

#WhyIStayed Explains Why Domestic Abuse Victims Can't 'Just Leave' Their Partners

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a video of American football player Ray Rice attacking his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Rice, and knocking her unconscious, surfaced earlier t...

Fox News Denies It Finds Domestic Abuse Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

Fox News has denied it finds domestic abuse funny after facing a furious backlash for cracking jokes live on air about a now-suspended NFL player viol...

Untold Tales of Motherhood and Oppression

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabriella Apicella

While several European countries make the Top 10 of places worldwide to be a mother, according to a report from Save the Children last year improvements to the ways in which mothers are treated in the UK do not appear to be a government priority.

Why Domestic Violence Is No Laughing Matter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Domestic violence is no laughing matter. But try telling that to Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, who recently cracked jokes - live on a...

We Must Listen to Girls Who Speak Up Against Discrimination and Sexual Violence

Nigel Chapman | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

New research from Plan shows the shocking truth about adolescent girls in developing countries. In one of the largest studies ever undertaken of its kind, we talked to 7000 adolescent girls and boys in 11 countries about girls' opportunities. The findings are overwhelming. These girls are some of the most disadvantaged people on earth.

Fighter 'War Machine' Pleads Not Guilty To Beating Porn Star Ex-Girlfriend

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

A mixed-martial arts fighter known as War Machine has pleaded not guilty to 32 charges relating to a an attack on porn star Christy Mack and her frie...

What Is The Reality Of Being In A 'Psychologically Abusive' Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new domestic abuse law could criminalise 'psychological abuse' in intimate relationships. This move has been welcomed by domestic abuse charities...

Comments of an MRA

Vicky Frankland | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

The comments section of any online newspaper, group or forum is something that I am drawn to when I read an article or piece that interests me. Because it is the internet people tend to say exactly what think, without recourse or fear that the people they know in real life would find out what they truly believe. This opens up a pass to be completely honest which has both its up and downsides.

To Criminalise Domestic Violence We Need the Public Vote

Rhea Gargour | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhea Gargour

Psychological abuse and coercive control are just as damaging as physical abuse and even though our laws don't yet reflect this, they now have a chance to catch up to the common morality. Moreover, our government is now aware of the fact that our laws are leaving victims of a domestic violence vulnerable at the hands of their abusers.

Some Families Shouldn't be Kept Together 'No Matter What'

Polly Neate | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

Cameron's new relationship support army might be a huge opportunity to break into the fortress of coercive control and start to free its thousands of victims. This will only happen if the government takes a strong and highly visible stand against domestic violence.

Porn Star's Ex Hunted Down And Captured By US Marshals After Alleged Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

Fugitive and mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka "War Machine," has been hunted down and arrested by US marshals for allegedly beatin...

Porn Star Reveals Horrendous Injuries 'Inflicted By Fighter Boyfriend War Machine'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Dog The Bounty Hunter Has Vowed To Track Down The Man Who Brutally Beat Porn Star Christy Mack A porn star has tweeted pictures of the terr...

Refuge Provision - At Crisis Point?

Vera Baird QC | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

Statistically, by far the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship and when a women and her children are most likely to be killed is when she seeks help. It is crucial that she is able to leave her home and find a confidential place of safety away from the perpetrator. Without that women will be forced to return to the perpetrator just to ensure that she and her children are not homeless.

There Is No Such Thing as a 'More Efficient Alternative' to Refuges

Polly Neate | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

The front page of The Guardian on Monday clearly outlines the huge threat to domestic violence services across the country that we are currently facin...

The Law Is Failing Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rhea Gargour

Our criminal justice system is currently failing victims of domestic violence. There are substantial gaps in the law that allow abusers to evade justice and enforce the view that unless there are bruises, the perpetrator hasn't done anything wrong.

Tory MP David Ruffley To Stand Down After 'Protracted Media Debate' About Assault

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general electi...

MP Who Attacked Girlfriend Just Got Worst Type Of Support From Local Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: David Ruffley is to stand down at the 2015 general election. There is no reason why a man who assaults his girlfriend should not be an MP...

A Labour Government Would Make Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls a Priority

Yvette Cooper | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

I am particularly worried about the justice gap and the lack of action when it comes to violence against women. Not only have prosecutions and convictions fallen at a time when reported crimes are going up, there is a growing use of community resolutions which are just inappropriate for serious crimes. Much as the Home Office like to tell us this is OK, it isn't.

A Toxic Kind of Love

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

From a young age we are taught that forgiveness and acceptance is the key to happiness. But have these teachings been misconstrued to such an extent that we now have a warped view of what actually deserves forgiveness and acceptance? Do we now unconsciously gravitate towards destructive relationships, believing that without pain there can be no real passion?