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Supreme Court Divided Over Facebook Death Threats Case

Reuters | By Lawrence Hurley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared conflicted on Monday over whether to uphold the conviction of a Pennsylvania man found g...

Gender-Based Violence Has No Place in New York City

Rebecca Iwerks | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Rebecca Iwerks

It is time for New York City to pass a resolution recognizing gender-motivated violence, such as domestic and sexual violence, as a human rights concern and declaring that freedom from gender-motivated violence is a human right.

Bold Action on Domestic Violence

Robert A. DeLeo | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Robert A. DeLeo

Domestic violence month has come to a close and the calls to action spurred by the Ray Rice scandal have been hushed, but the tragic tide of domestic violence continues to sweep our nation.

I'm So Glad This Animal Welfare Group Is Donating Children's Books to Domestic Violence Shelters

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

NFL Owner: I Would Let My Son Play Football

Laura Goldman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Sports
Laura Goldman

Lurie, when asked at Philadelphia Magazine's Thinkfest conference, argued that football is not dangerous at the NFL level, despite the record $870 million settlement that the NFL agreed to pay former players.

From Desperation to Education

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

The Women's Forum created The Education Fund in 1987 to provide annual awards to encourage mature women in need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education.

Woman Shot By Former Boyfriend At Chicago Nordstrom Store Dies

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 11.30.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Nordstrom worker shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago store died on Saturday, police sources said. The Cook Coun...

Melissa Jeltsen

China Drafts First National Law Against Domestic Violence | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence in a momentous step forward for women's rights. The draft legislation, which was...

Bruised Little Girls Curse To 'Break The Silence About Domestic Violence'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women

The "potty-mouth princesses" are back, this time with bruises. For-profit t-shirt company FCKH8 has released a new shock-value video of little gir...

Broken Heart, Empty Arms: An Adoption Story, Part 1

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

In July 2002, I woke up doubled over in pain. I couldn't eat, I couldn't drink, and I could barely breathe. I went to my doctor and she immediately did an ultrasound on my kidneys and liver. She was certain I had a kidney infection. Four days later, the doctor called and said, "Congratulations! You're 22 weeks pregnant. Please come in for a consult as soon as possible. Goodbye."

Can We Spot the Abuser in the Crowd? Often Not

David Adams | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
David Adams

Part of the problem in detecting abusers is that we fail to recognize that charm and horrifically abusive behavior can co-exist in one person.

The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

It's time to break the cycle of violence, which is often codified in church doctrines, even here, even now. And part of breaking that cycle of violence, particularly this week, is to accept the challenge to eliminate violence against women from our speech.

White Lies

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 01.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My brother and I accepted our mother's version of the affair that produced our sister with few questions, even though Lydia looks completely different from the rest of us. Mom is a long-legged Latina, but my brother and I take after our father. We're both tall blonds. Lydia is petite and cinnamon-coffee dark with tightly curled blue-black hair.

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

Christine Hart | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Christine Hart

We don't always talk about gender-based violence in our conversations with family and friends, but it is pervasive in every culture and in every country on earth.

Infographic Illustrates The Devastating Impact Of Domestic Violence Beyond The Headlines

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women

Over the course of the last year, stories of domestic violence have flooded the news. And while the instances receiving the most attention involve pro...

To Be Visible Again: Philanthropy in Action

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

This was an unforgettable experience that reminded me of what philanthropy is all about - love of humanity, to care, to belong, to register one's presence regardless of one's life circumstance.

Want to Stop Domestic Violence? Start Early

Monique Brunson Jones | Posted 01.18.2015 | Chicago
Monique Brunson Jones

We need to help young people make healthy choices and engage in healthy activities. This means investing in programs that encourage safe and age appropriate exploration of health and sexuality, making such programs accessible to all of our city's children and youth.

A Quirky and Slightly Frightening Novel You May Want to Pick up Before You Get Ready to Baste Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Adriana & George Sifakis

While S.W.A.K., a novel of ultimate betrayal is rather quirky, full of drama, and at times dark, you must exercise a slight sense of humor while readi...

Harnessing the Power of Theater for Social Change

Kaethe Morris Hoffer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Kaethe Morris Hoffer

For all those who are interested in the fight against sex trafficking, which is a fight absolutely aligned with the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault, this play has the power to spark important conversations, and it is worth your time and consideration.

Should Netflix Pull the Plug on Cosby?

David Fagin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Regardless of whether or not you believe Ms. Bowman and the others who've come forward, if Netflix does decide to go ahead and air Cosby's special, and they're lambasted for it, they'll have no one to blame but themselves for its "'Cos and effect.'"

How Some States Treat Battered Victims As Criminals

HuffPost LIve | Chris Branch | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

In several states, battered mothers can face up to life in prison if they "fail to protect" their children from harm at the hands of their abusive spo...

One Mom's Life 11 Years After Her Husband Abused Her And Forced Their Son To Videotape It

OWN | Posted 11.17.2014 | OWN

When Susan Still married her longtime boyfriend, Ulner Lee Still, in 1989, she never could have imagined the brutality that would become a part of her...

Judge to Allow Prior Abuse Allegations in Marissa Alexander Trial

The Root | Lynette Holloway | Posted 11.15.2014 | Black Voices

In a move that could bolster 34-year-old Marissa Alexander’s case, a judge ruled this week that evidence prior alleged acts of domestic violence aga...

Open Letter to Young People Who Are Growing Up With Domestic Violence

Brian F. Martin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Brian F. Martin

Last month you heard a lot about domestic violence in the news. It must have been difficult, I understand. I grew up living with domestic violence from the time I was 5 until my late teens. I know what it feels like. I also know of millions of other people who experienced the same thing.

Deaths, Abuse and Alleged Rapes: How Lax Oversight Endangers Florida's -- and the Nation's -- Children

Art Levine | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Art Levine

Is Florida the most dangerous places in the country for children with disabilities, behavioral disorders or the sheer misfortune to be born into abusive families? That could well be the case, based on a series of troubling investigative reports.