“Family violence”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Any behaviour by one family member towards another family member that is 1) violent or 2) threatening or 3) coercive and controlling, or 4) that causes fear for a family member’s safety.

Source: Glossary - Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce, Department of Justice Canada
Jurisdiction: Australia Australia

Violent or intimidating behaviours against a person, perpetrated by a family member including a current or previous spouse or domestic partner. ‘Family violence’ is the preferred term used to identify experiences of violence for Indigenous Australians, as it encompasses the broad range of extended family and kinship relationships in which violence may occur.

Source: Family, domestic and sexual violence glossary, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare