Social scientists are baffled by the number of people who say they’ve experienced domestic violence.
They have also raised questions about why domestic violence victims are not being supported.
News.au asked a range of experts to offer their insights on why it’s happening in the first place and how the media can help solve the problem.
A lot of us have been conditioned to think that we have no choice but to stay silent.
In fact, many women and children who are victims of domestic violence are doing so to protect themselves.
But we have to keep our eyes open, we have a duty to our children, we owe it to our communities, and we have the right to report it.