Domestic Violence.

Woman Saved From Domestic Abuse Attack By Ordering Pizza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK

A victim of a domestic abuse attack managed to covertly alert the police to her appalling predicament by pretending to order a pizza. The unidentif...

Young People Deserve Sex and Relationships Education

Polly Neate | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

Intimate partner violence is terrifyingly common among young people, and in society as a whole, with an average of two women a week killed by a partner or former partner in England and Wales. Yet it is denied, and victims are blamed and suffer an average of 35 violent incidents before seeking help. We are facing a tide of denial, ignorance and acceptance of behaviour which is simply unacceptable... Let's help today's young people to be the first generation to say "enough's enough". We must have compulsory sex and relationships education in all schools, now.

Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp

Kat Lister | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Kat Lister

His jail sentence, his crime, his life, his guilt. The language of the perpetrator is everywhere, yet the language of the victim is nowhere to be found. 439 words and Reeva isn't named once, referred to singularly at the beginning with poetic abandon: 'He killed his girlfriend.'What we have here is an insensitively-timed rumination on prison reform at the expense of a 'girlfriend' Simon Jenkins didn't even have the consideration to name. Spectacular timing in a year when it was revealed around 90% of all reports of domestic violence to police forces in England and Wales are taken no further.

It's Time the Law Changes - Domestic Abuse Is About Perpetrators Using Their Control, Not Losing Control

Laura Richards | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Laura Richards

The law needs to be modernised and if we are to challenge the behaviour of perpetrators appropriately, we need an offence that reflects the reality of domestic abuse in all its guises. By criminalising this form of abuse and having specialist legislation, similar to the stalking law introduced in 2012, it would send a message that abusive and coercively controlling behaviour within a relationship is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

We Need a Nuanced Discussion of Rape Culture

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Ending Victimisation and Blame

We need to talk about why the woman raped isn't considered an important part of this news story. We need to talk about why a woman who was raped, forced to leave her home and change her name isn't considered worthy of the same consideration as her rapist... Why are we more concerned with Evans' career but not that of the woman who was raped?

Domestic Violence Support Isn't All About Refuges - But We Can't Do Without Them

Polly Neate | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Polly Neate

When a woman has experienced terror, control and violence at the hands of her intimate partner, her immediate need may be a safe physical location, a legal remedy to prevent contact, or security measures on her property. These things can save her life, but further responses are needed if the woman is to recover, rather than just be removed from immediate risk.

My Experience of Stalking: Why Adam Levine Is Creepy Not Hot

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hekate Papadaki

A quick look at the comments under Adam Levine's 'Animals' video will leave you in no doubt about how 'sexy' the stalker look is perceived to be. In it, Levine is playing a butcher who doubles as a stalker, secretly following an unsuspecting customer's every move (Behati Prinsloo, played by his wife).

Re-Framing Domestic Violence Law Reform

Laura Richards | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Laura Richards

Changing the law cannot be a substitute for improving the police response. However, legislative change signals training and awareness and can drive culture change to better protect women and children, hold perpetrators to account and effectively lead to a reduction in murder. And police, prosecutors and courts must have the best possible tools to do their job and keep victims and their children safe.

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 20.10.2014 | 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 19.10.2014 | 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 19.10.2014 | 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...