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Congress, Reinstate Funding for the Victims of Child Abuse Act: Support Abused Children Across the Country

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

My world stopped because Tiffany was asking for protection, and in that rural Colorado community so many years ago there was little to be had. I have never felt more helpless. Thankfully, now, abused children have access to the care and protection of Children's Advocacy Centers.

WATCH: I Defended A Stranger From Spousal Abuse At The Grocery Store

Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Violent altercations in public can pose a difficult challenge for bystanders. When to step in? And how? Taking action in these situations is not easy,...

Domestic Violence Survivor: My Wife Tried To Stab Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Justin Nutt joins HuffPost Live to tell the story about how his wife tried to stab him....

WATCH: My Wife Tried To Stab Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Female victims are often the focus of initiatives against domestic abuse. But according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control, more th...

The World's Children Live Here, Too

Inwood House | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Inwood House

Right now there is a teenager riding the 4 subway train through New York City, wondering where to go. Nestled between you and me on our train home from work, her belly is too small for us to notice. She feels invisible. But she has rights, and she is not alone.

How An Emotional Affair May Have Destroyed My Marriage

Amira Young | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

I have no doubts in my mind that my marriage was over a long time before I hit the road with AD; the question was not if, but when and how.

A Student-Centered Athletic Culture?

Clark Power | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Clark Power

If we can learn anything from this latest Rutgers controversy, it is that in a "student-centered" athletic environment, the student athletes ought to be consulted and taken seriously, particularly when allegations of abuse arise.

In Kenya, Girls Need a Safe Haven to Thrive

Amy Auguston | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Amy Auguston

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWithout a safe home environment or reliable guardians, Kibera girls face a difficult future.

Can Women Bring Civility to Our Playing Fields?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The bold move of hiring Julie Hermann as the new athletic director of Rutgers University signaled an important recognition in the sports world: not only can women do a 'man's job', but a female touch may be just what that world needs.

Real Christian Heroes Step Forward

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Twelve new apostles of truth -- they call themselves The Catholic Whistleblowers -- are raising their voices against a system of cover-up and denial, calling on Pope Francis to follow a six-point plan for ending the era of scandal caused by priests who have sexually abused children.

A National Day of Male Atonement

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

Maybe we should spend less time being curious about the female victims and more time asking ourselves as men, "What can we do to resist this age-old male drive to dominate and have power over women?"

How Do We Stop Child Abuse?

Tony Loftis | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

Talking about the realities of abuse, especially child abuse is critical to helping to stop it. In the director's commentary to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky says we stop abuse by talking about it in bringing out into the light. Chbosky's work helps us start that conversation.

WATCH: A Child Abuse Survivor Speaks Out

OWN | Posted 05.06.2013 | OWN

Annette and her older sister Kim say they suffered years of neglect and abuse as children because their mother, Charlene, frequently chose to be with ...

Financial Abuse

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Meryl Hartstein

We have all heard the painful stories of spousal abuse. We have a good idea what physical abuse is, and we are also aware of the terrible effects of emotional abuse. There is another type of abuse that is not as well known, but can be equally damaging, and that is financial abuse.

WATCH: Remarkable Service She Offers For Free

Posted 05.02.2013 | Divorce

An Albuquerque woman is doing a great service for women left with painful -- and permanent -- reminders of their abusive exes. Dawn Maestas of Laza...

Why The Court Doesn't Care About Your Spouse's Affair

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 06.29.2013 | Divorce
Susan Saper Galamba

Although many people believe the elimination of the blame game helps alleviate the emotional and financial expense of divorce, there are many others who believe the judicial system isn't fair because they never got to tell the "real" story.

A Child Without Dreams

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

How many millions of children who were hurt or neglected themselves grow up hopeless, hate-filled, and continue the cycle of hurting others? All children deserve to be allowed and encouraged to dream by the adults around them in their homes, schools, and communities.

Rethinking Infidelity

Tracy Schorn | Posted 06.23.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

We need to stop excusing infidelity. Let's begin by putting the responsibility for cheating back where it belongs -- on cheaters.

Why Women Lie Differently Than Men

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Susan Shapiro Barash

Lies manifest as a woman's quest for reprisal, a way to avoid being evaluated and found wanting. Yet, even with an understanding of this behavior, the question becomes, when is it simply wrong to lie? When is the lie harmful, not helpful -- when is the gig up?

Let's Protect Children 365 Days of the Year

Teresa Huizar | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

This April, as we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month, let's commit to protecting children from abuse not only today, but every single day of the year.

Arizona Nonprofit Helps Abused Women

Clarissa Burt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

For some women, it is shelter. For other women, it is a support network. But, the National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) is for everyone, a place...

Singling Out Students With Mental Illness Won't Make Schools Safer

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by Chantell Williams Mental health advocates want the link between violence and people who are mentally ill to disappear. After the school s...

When Love Hurts: The Reality of Gender-based Violence 20 Years on (VIDEO)

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

Established more than a century ago in 1910, NICRO takes pride in its place at the forefront of South Africa's unrelenting search for effective, lasti...

Brides for 'Sale'

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

As the conflict in Syria rages on, with no respite in sight, desperation is hitting Syrians hard. And there are many around to take full advantage of it. But to actually receive a message offering Syrian brides showed me just how bad the situation has now become.

Respectful Love

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Lawrence D. Elliott

If you ever saw her on the street, the words glamour, class, and style would immediately come to mind. Her sunny smile would brighten up the most cloudy and gloomy day.