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Woman Shares Eye-Opening Text Convo To Show What Everyday Abuse Can Look Like

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.05.2017 | Women

One Imgur user’s post has recently gone viral for its horrifying portrayal of what an abusive relationship can look like. KrissyKross, who requeste...

3 Relationship Behaviors That Are Non-Negotiable Dealbreakers

Michelle Zunter | Posted 05.03.2017 | Divorce
Michelle Zunter

1. Obsessive Control If a romantic partner is attempting to control the clothes you wear, the friends you have, time spent with family, or even the wo...

5 Black Women Open Up About Being In Violent Relationships

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 04.14.2017 | Black Voices

On April 10, Karen Smith’s estranged husband told a San Bernardino elementary school’s front office he was dropping something off for her. He ente...

Trump’s Budget Could Decimate A Lifeline For Abused Women

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.10.2017 | Women

In 1996, Josie Slawik sat in the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas, and waited for the phone to ring. The hotlin...

Trump's Budget Cuts Could Be Deadly For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 04.06.2017 | Women
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Kim Susser, Director of the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group A confluence of budget cuts proposed by President Trum...

New York Looks To Teens In Effort To Prevent Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― A task force assembled by Mayor Bill de Blasio to tackle New York City’s stubborn domestic violence problem plans to ramp up its teenag...

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Endanger Domestic Violence Victims

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics

Afraid. Alone. Anxious. That’s the current mood among many undocumented victims of domestic violence across the country who fear they’ll unwitting...

Paula Patton Accuses Robin Thicke Of Domestic Abuse In Court Docs

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment

TMZ reports that Paula Patton has been granted a temporary restraining order against ex-husband Robin Thicke, whom she she accused of physically abusi...

This Filmmaker Accidentally Exposed The Disturbing Underbelly Of Online Harassment

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.15.2016 | Women

BROOKLYN ― It was a rainy morning in the fall of 2014, and filmmaker Cynthia Lowen was half-listening to WNYC radio while getting dressed for work w...

4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship.

Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

Domestic Violence Is a Nightmare, Not a Political Metaphor

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Katie Ray-Jones

Unfortunately, some members of Louisiana's political community engaged in the gubernatorial race don't seem to know the correct answer, and it's time that they learned it. Scoring political points by using an analogy that belittles the agony of domestic violence survivors is unworthy of any politician.

Don't Let the Bipartisan Budget Act Erase Progress Against Domestic Violence

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Katie Ray-Jones

Earlier this week, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. While this means that a partial government shutdown can be avoided, other shutdowns may be inevitable. If this deal goes through, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) is at risk and could potentially lose more than $1 billion in funding compared to last year.

A Chat with Marie Jaskulka about "The Lost Marble Notebook," Intense Young Love & Teen Dating Abuse

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

In the young adult novel The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy (Skyhorse), author Marie Jaskulka has written a book that is wholly original, explosive, fascinating and devastating.

Indian Award-Winning Documentary 'Daughters of Mother India' -- Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

Jim Luce | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Jim Luce

I left the theater in complete silence, with a mild headache and bloodshot eyes from the sheer force of my tears. I had never in my adult life, been more cognizant of my good fortune, my male privilege, my American cocoon.

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

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.

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.

It's on Us to Change the Conversation from #WhyIStayed to #HowIHelped

Kim Gandy | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Kim Gandy

How do we turn the insight gleaned from the #WhyIStayed conversation into sustained action? We must honor these courageous survivors by working to end domestic violence.

NFL Makes Vague Pledge To Support Domestic Violence Groups

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact

In its continued efforts to crack down on domestic violence, the NFL has pledged to give "multiple millions" over the next five years to two groups th...

National Domestic Violence Hotline Advocates Are the Unsung (and Underpaid) Heroes of the NFL Scandal

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Mary Pauline Lowry

While it's not feasible that a hotline advocate will ever make even 1/20 of an NFL player's annual salary, it's imperative advocates are paid closer to a solid middle class wage.

Laura Bassett

Ray Rice Video Causes Huge Spike In Calls To Domestic Violence Hotline

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has seen an 84 percent increase in phone calls in the two days since a video leaked of former NFL player Ray Ri...

Terrifying Car Ride Urges Women To Never Take A Backseat When It Comes To Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

Many people have experienced uncomfortable cab rides, but few backseat journeys get quite this intense. In the video above, women featured in a soc...

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

This #GivingTuesday, Help Families Stay Safe For The Holidays

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

The holidays can be a stressful time for families. And they are especially stressful and dangerous for families dealing with domestic violence.