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Man Confesses To Killing Woman Who Didn't Want To Date Him: Police

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.06.2016 | Crime

A Wisconsin man has confessed to fatally shooting a former coworker this week because he believed she had rejected his romantic advances, police say. ...

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...

Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Nancy C. Lee

Prior to VAWA, in many states physical and sexual violence against a woman by someone she knew was not considered as serious a crime as was an attack by a stranger. Thinking about it now, it's hard to believe.

We Are The Work Chronicles 30 Years of Men Working To End Violence

Yolo Akili | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Yolo Akili

Started in 1980, Men Stopping Violence came into being when few people were viewing violence against women as a problem of men. It was -- and in many places still is -- seen as something that is a "women's issue."

My Final Thoughts on '12 Years a Slave'

Monique Ruffin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

When I saw 12 Years a Slave, I found myself squirming in my seat. I was seated between two white men, one my friend and the other a stranger. Now that all the Oscar fanfare is over, I'd like to call attention to Lupita Nyong'o.

Being Half the Sky

Nicole Melancon | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

On International Women's Day, thousands of events were held all across the world in honor of the day and it is even a holiday in some countries, such as Afghanistan, that have been known to foster some of the most severe oppression of women in the world.

Speaking for the Silent

Carre Otis | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Carre Otis

Speaking at Knock Out Abuse 2012 strengthened my resolve and my commitment because it reminded me of the inherent might and interconnectedness of all women. It helped me realize that I have the freedom to speak out, to have a voice, a say.