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Violence Against Women Is a Choice Men Make: 4 Ways to Make the Right One

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

We will never achieve gender justice and close the safety gap without boys and men standing beside us. I know many men believe in equality, some are activists and allies for change. Every day I appreciate the work they do. But there are simply not enough of them.

VAWA Offers New Protections, But What's Next?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

By Cristina M. Finch, TakePart The vote by Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Thursday is a major step forward for women...

Violence, Redemption, and the Power of Song

Shyla Nelson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Shyla Nelson

In the wake of the trauma, I was at war with my own body. I stopped eating and began wasting away. Singing became excruciating, then impossible, until I completely lost my voice.

Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Dr. Craig Malkin

Mark Warden's recent comments about domestic violence reflect our shared confusion and impatience as a society. It doesn't matter whether we're conservatives or liberals, ignorant or well-informed, we all have an instant negative reaction when we see people return to or stay in abusive relationships.

Domestic Violence Expert Hails Lye Victim's 'Strength' (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.28.2013 | Crime

Carmen Blandin Tarleton is starting over. The Vermont former transplant nurse has undergone more than 50 surgeries -- including a full face transpl...

Tea Party Lawmaker Apologizes For Offensive Remarks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A tea party-affiliated lawmaker in New Hampshire has apologized for remarks he made this week suggesting that people may "like being in abusive relati...

Let's Renew VAWA Today

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

With today's vote on VAWA, the House has an opportunity to renew our nation's commitment to do everything we can to protect our sisters, daughters, nieces, mothers, and grandmothers from violence. I hope we take it.

GRAPHIC: Photographer Captures Domestic Violence On Camera | Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Domestic violence is often shielded from public view. Usually, we only hear it muffled through walls or see it manifested in the faded yellow and purp...

One in Four Dating Teens Feels Abused and Harassed Through Digital Technology

Janine Zweig | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Janine Zweig

Digital abuse and harassment threatens the psychological and physical well-being of many, many teen boyfriends and girlfriends every day. And the scariest part is that these kids rarely ask anyone for help, even their friends.

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Domestic Violence Suggestion

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire told a legislative committee Tuesday that people may "like being in abusive relationships" and can leav...

Response To 'The Islamic Solution To Stop Domestic Violence'

Hyshyama Hamin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion
Hyshyama Hamin

Men and women need to work collaboratively to address these issues at both the domestic and local levels, as well ensure that they raise their children in a community that truly believes that men and women are equal.

Katy Hall

Why All Women Need VAWA | Katy Hall | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

The version of the Violence Against Women Act that House Republicans unveiled Friday is not the same bill the Senate passed 78 to 22 last week. Gone a...

Indigenous Women Call For An End To Violence

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

A group of indigenous rarámuri women in Sierra Tarahumara, north of Mexico, have launched a campaign to stop the increasing violence they face daily,...

Jennifer Bendery

Chuck Grassley On VAWA: Tribal Provision Means 'The Non-Indian Doesn't Get A Fair Trial' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) didn't vote for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill when it passed the Senate last week. An...

Can Relationships Really Make You Crazy?

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Susan Saper Galamba

Regardless of whether or not Oscar Pistorius is guilty, something obviously went terribly wrong in his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp.

Jennifer Bendery

House Will Take Up Violence Against Women Act As Soon As Next Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are ready to move forward on legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act as soon as next week, a G...

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.

VAWA's Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing

Christina Villegas | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Christina Villegas

It is unfortunately common for proponents of VAWA to encourage blind support of the law by unjustly maligning the motives of their opponents and promptly dismissing substantive objections.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

One Billion Bodies Reclaimed!

Gillian Schutte | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Gillian Schutte

The network of V-Day volunteers spreads to all four corners of the world. It is a subtle and respectful spread of sisterly support that does not impose neocolonialism or euro-centricity onto local or indigenous communities.

Reality Show Starring Pistorius' Slain Girlfriend Aired

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG -- Reeva Steenkamp's last wish for her family before she was shot dead at boyfriend Oscar Pistorius' home was for them to watch her in a ...

MTV Accused Of Editing 'Teen Mom 2' Footage To Imply Domestic Abuse

Posted 02.15.2013 | TV

In the trailer for Season 4 of "Teen Mom 2," viewers witnessed Kailyn Lowry hitting husband Javi Morroquin and Jo Rivera, the father of her son, leadi...

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.

Congress Must Act Immediately to Reauthorize Federal Legislation to Protect All Victims of Violence

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Preventing domestic and sexual violence and protecting victims must be a priority in our cities, in our states, in our country and in all countries. The need is real, and there is no time to waste.

Telling My Story for One Billion Rising's Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Melanie Coffee

Here he was, my angry, big, glowering boyfriend. And my cheek was on fire. How the hell did I get here? My boyfriend just hit me. How did I become this girl?