Research Finds That Having a Gun in Your Home Can Make Your Household Less Safe
A new study finds that residents of states with higher levels of gun ownership are more likely to be shot to death by a family member or intimate partner.
Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Are Afraid to Go to Law Enforcement Under Trump
Trump-era developments in policy and enforcement have discouraged immigrant survivors of abuse from seeking justice, a new survey finds.
What Detention Does to the Women Fleeing Violence in Central America
For many victims of domestic violence, being detained by customs or border enforcement agencies can re-open or exacerbate past traumas.
The NRA's Losing Case Against Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Extreme risk protection orders have worked at the state level.
The Violence Against Women Act Has Expired. What Does That Mean for the Programs It Funds?
Many programs and shelters that address dating violence and sexual abuse are without funding.
A Judge Strikes Down Trump's Asylum Ban on Victims of Domestic Violence and Gang Brutality
In his ruling, Judge Emmet Sullivan argued that the government ought to consider asylum requests on a case-by-case basis.
The Myths Behind the Idea That Domestic Violence Is a 'Personal Problem'
A viral Thrillist story about a burger joint left out domestic abuse charges against the owner—but intimate partner violence isn't a private issue.
How Louisiana Is Taking Guns Out of Abusers' Hands
Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if the perpetrator owns a firearm.
Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Richard Spencer Allegedly Beat His Wife
Misogyny isn't a bug in white supremacist thought—it's a feature.
How Anti-Immigration Policy Spurs Domestic Violence
The consequences of immigration law can keep spouses trapped in abusive relationships.
A Family Lawyer on the Challenges Facing Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking a Divorce
Pacific Standard spoke with Kara Bellew, a partner at a matrimonial and family law firm, about the best route for survivors to seek a divorce, and how abusers are able to manipulate the legal system.
Immigrant Rights Advocates Say Jeff Sessions Is 'Trivializing Domestic Violence'
The attorney general's decision to bar domestic abuse survivors from obtaining asylum seems out of step with a country engaged in a burgeoning movement against assault, advocates say.
One Small City in New York Is Finding Innovative Ways to Combat Domestic Abuse
For years advocates have wondered: How can abusers effectively be held accountable for stalking, harassing, assaulting, threatening, or killing their current and former partners? Kingston, New York, might have an answer.
For Abuse Survivors, Custody Remains a Means by Which Their Abusers Can Retain Control
Despite growing evidence that abusers often use custody battles to retain control over their former spouses, Congress is still punting on basic protections for survivors.