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Domestic Abuse Victims

Bruised Woman On Billboard Heals When People Look At Her, Reminds Passersby Of Dangers Of Ignoring Abuse

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact

A U.K. advocacy group is using cutting-edge technology to spread the word on the importance of spotting -- and stopping -- domestic violence. Wome...

I Was In A Secret Relationship With My Abuser

xoJANE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
xoJANE

To cover up my circumstances, I would share and comment on articles on my Facebook and Twitter timelines detailing how domestic abuse needs to be talked about.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Neglected Problem of Domestic Violence in Society

Anna Chapman, MD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Anna Chapman, MD

October is the month of fall, football, and domestic violence (DV). Although the first DV Awareness Month was established In October of 1987, unfortunately a disturbing video of a football star has provoked more public discourse on domestic violence than the longstanding efforts of government agencies and non-profits.

Domestic Violence Survivors Decry ‘Disgusting' Coverage Of Oscar Pistorius

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

This past week, the media was set ablaze when South African runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Re...

Melissa Jeltsen

This Film Is Hard To Watch -- But That's Exactly Why You Need To

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

A haunting new documentary on domestic violence has a simple goal: to stop people from asking the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" once and for ...

A Safe Haven For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There are myriad reasons victims of domestic violence hesitate to leave their dangerous situations, including fear, shame and uncertainty about what l...

Companies May Ignore Domestic Abuse Prevention Out Of Fear Of Being Viewed As 'Anti-Male'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact

Domestic violence prevention programs aren't getting the support they need from corporate America because some companies may think the issue alienates...

The Items Every Victim Of Domestic Violence Needs Before She Leaves

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women

Former "Basketball Wives" cast member Tanya Young Williams is intimately familiar with the interplay between domestic violence and professional sports...

#WhyIStayed: A Voice For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Beverly Gooden discusses the social media movement surrounding #WhyIStayed.

Eye-Opening Social Experiment Flips The Script On Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

Domestic violence is not a one-way street. The perception that physical abuse among loved ones is strictly a women's issue is far from reality. In...

An Important Lesson About Abuse

Krista Barth | Posted 07.19.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Without a doubt, the best lesson I have learned through this life is a simple, yet powerful, truth: "People will do to you in life what you allow them...

Haunting PSA Shows Unrelenting Cycle Of Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

In less than a minute, a powerful PSA released by a Swiss nonprofit reveals the far-reaching effects of domestic abuse. Frauenzentrale Zürich, a Z...

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...

"Asking For It": Rihanna, Victim-Blaming and the Problem with Sympathy

Nico Lang | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

This problem isn't just about Rihanna, and you don't have to like her or follow her music to care about supporting women's choices. The problem is that we refuse to treat women as adults capable of making their own decisions and mistakes.

GWEN Network: Saving Lives With iTunes App

Clarissa Burt | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

The exciting new iPhone app is designed to send text alerts and uses a GPS tracker, lending emergency support to those still suffering from abuse.

Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with domestic violence on the rise, it is an important time to face this difficult issue.

The Bible vs. The Bottle

John Shore | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
John Shore

God definitely pitches in once we roll up our sleeves and actually do something to improve the life of ourselves or anyone else. But before then? Before then all he can do is acquiesce to our manifest desire to keep things exactly as they are.

Hit Her Once, She'll Shoot You Dead: Did Janice Soprano Have It Right?

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.19.2011 | Crime
Mary Pauline Lowry

I would never advocate for women to take such action in real life. But I have learned that support networks for women seeking to leave abusive relationships are abysmally inadequate.

A Path from Pain to Positivity

Amy Neumann | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Having felt first-hand the terror, constant anxiety and self-doubt of domestic violence, I decided to try to help a population of hurting people who acutely know this horrific feeling: moms with kids.