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Battered Women

'Failure to Protect' Laws Punish Victims of Domestic Violence

Adam Banner | Posted 12.04.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

True justice is not measured by what we think we would do in a similar situation; it is measured by the law and how the law applies to certain facts. It is time to stop using the law to blame the victims, and instead find solutions that truly protect our nation's children from violence and abuse.

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

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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.

To Be Visible Again: Philanthropy in Action

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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.

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...

Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 10.23.2014 | 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.

How The Law Lands Battered Women In Prison

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News ...

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

Ray Rice Isn't the Only Monster in the NFL

Scott Benner | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports
Scott Benner

It seems that we can only count on the National Football League and it's teams to do the right thing when there are no more lies to hide behind. The money they make and the appearances that they try so hard to keep up are their main focus.

Freedom from Religion

Karl Wilder | Posted 10.20.2014 | New York
Karl Wilder

Photo: Artist Alan May and myself at an event for the SF Food Bank (photo by Blodwen Tarter) I wrote "Losing My Religion" a scant 48 hours ago. Much...

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.