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Domestic Abuse

A Disturbing Look At America's Domestic Violence Problem

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Crime

It was just a few minutes into 2016 when shots rang out in El Cajon, California....

Can Family Courts Protect Children Exposed to Domestic Violence?

David Adams | Posted 02.11.2016 | Divorce
David Adams

Four year old boy: "Mommy, you look at me when I'm talking to you!" Five year old boy: "Mommy, you're a stupid liar!" Seven year old girl: "Dad sa...

A Story About Teen Dating Violence

Crystal Sanchez | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Crystal Sanchez

One winter day during my junior year, I found out that he had cheated on me again. I broke up with him during lunchtime. He became enraged as I walked...

How to Save a Life in the Time It Takes to Watch the Super Bowl

Stephanie Rector | Posted 02.07.2016 | Women
Stephanie Rector

Not all of us are lucky enough to breathe freely during the holidays, on Super Bowl Sunday, and every other day of the year. The victims of domestic violence in communities across the U.S. deserve legal assistance so that to ensure they are safe and secure.

The Invisible Fence

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

NFL Football star of the Dallas Cowboys, Greg Hardy, has been in the news a lot lately. Headlines have featured his arrest for the violent assault of ...

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

8 Steps that Explain "Why She Doesn't Leave"

Crystal Sanchez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Crystal Sanchez

The question that is always asked of victims of domestic abuse is "Why don't/didn't you just leave?" I know sometimes even victims don't really unders...

Fatal Economic Exploitation

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

This past December, Harold Henthorn was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife Toni Henthorn. Originally, when Harold Henthorn reported the death of his wife off of a 140-ft cliff in Denver, Colorado, it was considered an accident.

If You Leave Me I Will Kill You: Why So Many Women Are Killed by Their Partners and Former Partners

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Martha Rosenberg

More than one third of women murdered in the US are killed by male intimate partners and the brazen murders expose several disturbing truths about domestic violence.

Police Probe Johnny Manziel Over 'Possible Assault' On Ex-Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.31.2016 | Sports

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The Embedded License of Domestic Abuse to Women in Religion Through the Eyes of a German Refugee From Yemen

Rasha Bamatraf | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Rasha Bamatraf

I am a female activist, from Yemen. This is the first time I'm writing about my personal experiences and life.

Meet The Afghan Woman Who Refuses To Stay Silent After Her Husband Cut Off Her Nose

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan -- Reza Gul will never forget her wedding day. She was forcibly handed off to a complete stranger in exchange for just ov...

Help Domestic Violence Survivors to be Seen and Heard

Jodi Aman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Jodi Aman

Every story of domestic violence breaks my heart. The injustice outrages me. This time was no different. Defeated, exhausted and devastated, N, who...

Surviving Domestic Abuse

Katy Humphrey | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Katy Humphrey

Even now, six years later, I struggle to get the words out. How do you tell people that you let somebody make you feel so insignificant, you let somebody treat you so appallingly that you didn't even know who you were anymore? Trust me guys this is hard.

WIW2B: In Loving Memory

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As most of you know, this January I have dedicated my blog to profiling some of the women in my life and encouraging the #healthyatanysize community t...

Woman's Hospital Bed Video Shows A Side Of Domestic Violence We Need To See

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women

One woman has sent a powerful message about domestic violence with a video she filmed in a hospital room as her medium. Facebook user Darrian Amaker p...

Why Does She Stay?

Lisa M. Hayes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
Lisa M. Hayes

It's one of the most confusing aspects of domestic violence, and the answers are complicated. It happens more often than it should.

Christina Milian on Domestic Abuse: "You Feel Like You're Alone"

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

She said that seeing other women talk about their experiences helped her move forward, and she gained strength from strong female mentors in her life, from her mother to entertainment icons like Oprah and Beyonce.

There's One Thing We All Can Do to End Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

When a survivor is ready to seek help, a new set of obstacles arises: How will they support themselves financially? What will happen with family members? And, most immediate, how will they remove themselves safely from the situation?

Beth Stelling's Alleged Abuser Speaks Out, Another Woman Comes Forward

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women

In late December, comedian Beth Stelling posted a powerful Instagram photo in which she detailed an allegedly abusive relationship she claimed she wa...

Woman Says She Wants A Divorce But Husband Refuses To Let Her Go

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Dr. Phil

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Post-Hope America Opens Pandora's Box

Christen Lien | Posted 12.30.2015 | Arts
Christen Lien

We are entering the most hopeful time of year; a time when goals, dreams and vision matter. It's the time when new beginnings -- or at least the idea of them -- have us feeling inspired and motivated.

You're Not Going Crazy: 5 Sure Signs You're Being Emotionally Abused

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Recognizing abuse is confusing at best. But acknowledging that you deserve a healthy, loving relationship shouldn't be.

Proposal To Ban People From Buying Guns During Divorce Gets Pushback

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Georgia lawmaker behind a controversial new bill to ban people going through divorce proceedings in the state from buying guns has ...

13 Portraits Show Domestic Violence Survivors Will Not Be Defined By Their Abuse

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women

One woman is using her camera to "communicate the humanness of survivors to the world."  Created by artist Chantal Barlow, the Unconventional Ap...