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Violence Against Women Lurks Everywhere!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

On the occasion of International Women's Day, which was celebrated March 8th, it is sad that violence against women and children still lurks in the developed countries.

The Group Of Women We Shouldn't Underestimate

Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Women
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

Leaving a relationship is not something that happens in a vacuum and it is not always the safest or best option for victims of domestic violence. We owe it to them to figure out something better than "why don't you just leave?" We owe it to victims everywhere to understand the risks battered women face, and the ways women have coped with violence.

My Invisible Black Eye

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
Holly Robinson

Not one person asked me how I got the black eye. Not the waitresses or the bartender, not the clerks behind the counters in the shops. Certainly, not the gas station attendant. Nobody asked. In fact, most people just kept their eyes averted from my face.

Victim In Landmark Chinese Domestic Violence Case Speaks Out (WATCH)

Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A landmark case in China granted Kim Lee a divorce from her husband on the grounds of domestic abuse -- a topic seldom discussed there. Kim Lee joined...

U.S. Woman Becomes Hero For Battered Wives In China

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.21.2012 | Crime

BEIJING -- Her head was ringing from the blows. Once, twice, three times, her husband slammed her face into the living room floor. Kim Lee tried to t...

Ex-Boyfriend Held Woman Hostage In Own Home For Two Months

Posted 12.10.2011 | Denver

A Denver woman currently fears for her life after allegedly being held hostage for two months -- by her ex-boyfriend. 31-year-old Eric Barney has b...

A Path from Pain to Positivity

Amy Neumann | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Having felt first-hand the terror, constant anxiety and self-doubt of domestic violence, I decided to try to help a population of hurting people who acutely know this horrific feeling: moms with kids.

The V-Report

Eve Ensler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Eve Ensler

How many women never spoke up or out about sexual assault? How many women were afraid to press charges? Let the DSK dismissal be our call to rise. Let so many of us speak out that it's a landslide and it turns the tide and the method of justice.

10 Signs Batterers Are Willing to Change

Kelly Ann Evers | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Kelly Ann Evers

We all want to believe that our abusers and batterers are willing to change or want to change. With their heartfelt apologies, promises to not do it ...

Stopping Domestic Abusers Starts At Home

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Oh boy, am I ever going to take heat for this. But it must be said. There are some women caught up in the awful throes of domestic abuse because they...

The Real Reason Everybody Hates Chris... Brown, That Is (It's Not Why You Think)

Keli Goff | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Keli Goff

Today, no one responsible for anything apologizes anymore. Despite his handlers' fears, a sincere, detailed apology could only help Chris Brown. Goodness knows it can't make things any worse.

Schwarzenegger's Teenage Son Starts Business with Charitable Focus

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ayo Adeyeye

Doing business and philanthropy with style. That's the idea behind Project360, a clothing and accessories retail business founded by high school student Patrick Schwarzenegger and two friends.

Election 2010: Choosing the Abuser

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Despite a history of egregious Republican abuse, on Nov. 2 we're likely to see American voters decide to give the Grand Old Party one more chance.

Fasting Against the Violence at Home: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Randy Susan Meyers

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and during that time, it's important to think of the children who watch as their parents raise fists to each other, to them, and to strangers.

Surviving Domestic Abuse: Advice From an Expert

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Kathy Lockhart has volunteered for the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Hotline for the past 14 years. She is an example of how women can break free from abuse and live a meaningful life.

Understanding (and Preventing) Domestic Violence Against Women

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Susan Meyers

It's easier to step on the person on the bottom, and we're still sadly in a world that places wives, girlfriends, daughters and mothers on the bottom rung for the crime of being female.

Almost the Murderer's Daughter

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

When talking with batterers and speaking with their victims, I thought of my own parents.

Homelessness Myth #2: "They're All Bums!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

I have found that approximately 25 percent of homeless people are children. Together, women and children make up close to 40 percent of homeless people and are the fastest growing segment.