Rhian Parker, University of Melbourne
February 19, 2019 6.06am AEDT
Every week in Australia, a woman is murdered by someone she knows. And it’s usually an intimate male partner or ex-partner.
One in three women has suffered physical violence since the age of 15. In most cases (92% of the time) it’s by a man she knows.
Added to this, one-quarter of Australian women have suffered emotional abuse from a current or former partner. This occurs when a partner seeks to gain psychological and emotional control of the woman by demeaning her, controlling her actions, being verbally abusive and intimidating…