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Domestic Violence Survivor

Rep. Doris Matsui: Let's Commit to Ending Domestic Violence

Doris Matsui | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Doris Matsui

Alarmingly, one out of every three women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. This is unacceptable, and we as a nation must do better.

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...

Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.

Immigrant Drivers' Licenses: An Opportunity to Empower Domestic Violence Survivors in California

Ariana Gil | Posted 10.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Ariana Gil

With a license, a survivor can more easily transport her or his family to safety, find work so she or he doesn't have to depend financially on an abusive spouse or partner, and rebuild their life.

End the Violence, Ensure Housing for All

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence, both domestic and public, is a daily reality for too many Americans, and it's especially acute for people who are poor or homeless.

Fairness for Defendants Who Survive Domestic Violence

Catherine Epstein | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Catherine Epstein

In early June, advocates gathered in Albany to lobby for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. The bill seeks potential sentencing relief for those charged with crimes related to abuse against them.

Radical Reinvention: From Poor White Trash and Abused Runaway Teen to Successful Women of Worth

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Looking at core limiting beliefs -- which hold you hostage -- embracing your "now" by accepting your past and living a "dream big" life without judging yourself are the keys to reinventing your life.