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A fortnightly summary of domestic violence in local, national and international news, popular culture and opinion.

In the second in our series on cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we look at how Buffy and her friends deal with controlling and violent relationships.

How finding support online helped one woman understand an abusive relationship and help others.

How is 'sexting' being talked about by organisations, government, schools, and by adults to young people directly? An article excerpt by Dr Anastasia Powell.

The 'bystander effect' is where individuals do not offer help in an emergency situation when other people are present. Recent bystander campaigns from India, US, UK and South Africa.

On 18 September, Loophole Community Space in Thornbury, Melbourne, hosted a day of 9 workshops on the theme of consent, healthy relationships and violence.

A world-first 20 day workplace leave deal - Homelessness and domestic violence link acknowledged in new state plan - The impact of good and poor parenting - Feminism is not over