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Violence

Many elderly live in silence about home violence and abuse

A large share of elderly persons experience their closest relatives or spouses as violent. Few talk about it.

Judgemental families hinder rape survivors in seeking help

Some young persons who have been raped are met with a mix of accusations and shame when they tell their parents about what happened.

Women better than men at consoling victims of violence

New research shows that our social relationships are crucial in deciding whether people offer a comforting hug to victims of violence.

How Norwegians looked at sex offenders 100 years ago

Society's view on sex offenders wasn’t merciful. And if men were unemployed and vagrants to boot, they were regarded as particularly immoral.

Stopping violence at emergency wards

Doctors and nurses should be conscious of how they behave towards patients to avoid being attacked. Some patients at the emergency ward make threats or act violently if they feel insulted.

Violence puts women in their place

In order to say anything about gender and violence – apart from counting the number of men and women who abuse or are being abused – we need to look at the meaning behind the violence, according to the Norwegian researcher Hilde Jakobsen.

Male victims of women’s violence fear that nobody will believe them

Men who receive help from crisis centres are mostly satisfied with the help they get. But they fear that nobody will believe that they’ve been abused by a woman.

Men’s violence towards women is not only about power

The majority of men who use violence towards their partner struggle with serious mental issues. We need to look at more than just the power relations between the sexes to understand domestic violence, says researcher.

Prosperity leads to violence in India

The violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India are generally attributed to religion. Economic factors may provide a better explanation.

Russian right-wing extremists responsible for strikingly high level of violence

While extremism is on the decline in Western Europe, it is on the increase in Russia, where right-wingers have killed at least 600 people since 2004.