Domestic Abuse

Why the media must change how it speaks about women killed by their partners

These new guidelines will change how the media reports domestic violence deaths

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    Sally Challen’s case signals a vital shift in attitudes towards coercive control

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    The Lorena Bobbitt documentary vows to finally tell her side of the story

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