Domestic Violence.

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?

Does This Make You Look At Domestic Violence Differently?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is estimated that there were 12.9 million incidents of domestic violence acts against women in the UK in 2013, and one project is aiming to throw t...

'Murdered By My Boyfriend': Give Victims a Voice

Kat Hind | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

The horrifying reality of domestic abuse is that it happens in the home, often over a period of time in which abuse may escalate into severe violence. However because of the ongoing nature of this sort of crime, it becomes inexcusable that there is a deficiency in effective intervention and prevention.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Assumptions About Gender and Domestic Violence

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

More women than men experience domestic violence, but the gap is not as wide as you might think. In the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales, 1.2 million (7%) women and 800,000 (5%) men reported having experienced any type of domestic abuse in the last year. This means that for every five victims of domestic violence, three will be female and two will be male.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Murdered By My Boyfriend - All Too Real | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

With 'Murdered By My Boyfriend', BBC3 once again proved the breadth of its ambition, with this disturbing drama that kicked off its focus this week on...

Yikes: Disturbing Article From 1913 Debates The Pros And Cons Of Wife Beating

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A disturbing vintage article has been unearthed, debating whether or not a man should beat his wife. The clipping, tweeted on Monday evening by Buz...

Time to Give Domestic Violence the Red Card

Polly Neate | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Neate

Football is too often seen as a problem, something which provokes violence, drunkenness, and irresponsible behaviour. Women's Aid knows that actually football is one of the greatest uniting forces in this country, and it has enormous power to bring people together and tackle problems.

Rough Justice for Child Abuse Victims

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Peter Wanless

By any measure 1989 was a momentous year. The Berlin Wall came crashing down and idea of the worldwide web was conceived. There was also a ground-breaking report from a UK judge recommending a better deal for child victims of sexual and other assaults who gave evidence against their abusers.

It's Time to Criminalise Psychological Abuse

Polly Neate | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Polly Neate

We're asking the government to criminalise psychological abuse, coercive control and allow the police to take patterns of repeated abusive behaviour into account so that no one has to feel, like Claire: "I felt that I would never, ever be free. He controlled every aspect of my life, and left me terrified and feeling worthless and alone."

Domestic Violence - What About the Children?

Stacey Lucas | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

According to the Office of National Statistics report in 2011/12 there was 2 million victims of domestic violence. 7% of women and 5% of men were estimated to have experienced domestic abuse, equivalent to an estimated 1.2 million female and 800,000 male victims.

Loathsome Bar Sign 'I Like My Beer Like I Like My Violence - Domestic' Goes Viral

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

A chalkboard sign in a Texas bar has gone viral – for all the wrong reasons. Drinker Courtney Joye Williams was celebrating a birthday at Scruff...

The War on Women: Denying Misogyny Is Gaslighting

Louise Pennington | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Men who kill choose to kill. Men who rape, assault and torture women choose to do so. Rodger's crime isn't an aberration. The video he released on YouTube is the same justification given by millions of men who choose to harm women.

What Would You Do If You Saw A Woman Attacking A Man?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From day one it's drummed into us that a man shouldn't hit a woman, and that a boy shouldn't hit a girl. But what happens if the tables are turned and...