domestic violence

A woman dresses a girl at a shelter, surrounded by luggage and clothes

Immigration judges say Sessions’ decision makes it harder for people facing ‘life and death’ to win asylum in US


“We have a political boss,” says immigration judge Dana Leigh Marks. And his decision on domestic violence as a case for asylum is why immigration courts should be independent, she and other judges say.

Muna Assaf has been asking her reporters to talk with people on the street about catcalling. She men do it because they think they have the authority to do it.

A Palestinian radio station in the West Bank tackles catcalling, divorce and sex

After Noor (right) fled Syria with her family, her husband began to be abusive. She now receives counseling and health services at this women's center in Jordan.

A women’s health center for Syrian refugees is helping Jordanian women, too


The food shop is tiny, but it represents something big for her: freedom

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This Indian mother takes her husband’s abuse to protect her daughter

A woman in hiding at a shelter in Managua, Nicaragua

No place like home: A global exploration of violence between partners


Whether you call it “domestic violence,” “partner violence” or “intimate partner violence” there is one key reality: It’s everywhere. Every country and every culture. Every faith. Every education and economic level. Old and young. Men and women. Of the 115 countries for which we aggregated the most recent data, the lowest prevalence rate is 5 percent. But 80 of these countries (just over two-thirds of them) have a rate at or above 20 percent. That means that, in many countries, at least one in five women have experienced violence at the hand of their partner.