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Domestic Abuse

Why Women Can't Stop Domestic Violence Alone

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Randy Susan Meyers

Victims cannot strategize their own rescue alone, much as we'd like to imagine that is true. We need to educate against using violence. We need a coordinated community response to protect our neighbors.

Vogue Italia Says 'No' To Domestic Abuse By Spraying Fake Blood All Over Gorgeous Models

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

Vogue Italia doesn’t want to be like other fashion magazines that ignore disturbing news stories. So, it decided to devote its April cover, and 10 g...

To Flee Abuse, Immigrants Need to Keep Car Keys

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Immigrant women in Georgia need a driver's license in order to navigate their lives with dignity and without dependence on others, including their abusers in the case of domestic violence survivors.

WATCH: Being In The Closet Trapped Me In An Abusive Relationship

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been nearly 20 years since Cindy Abel escaped her relationship with an abusive girlfriend, but the memory still cuts deep. The verbal assaults...

Battered Women Behind Bars

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 03.13.2014 | Arts
Julie Flynn Badal

At the time of their trials, the legal system had little understanding of the Battered Spouse Syndrome and did not allow evidence of ongoing abuse to be presented to the judge and jury. As a result, these women were harshly convicted with life sentences.

These 20 Countries Have No Law Against Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

It is a startling fact that one of the most dangerous places for a woman is her own home. Nearly 40 percent of all murders of women worldwide are ...

WATCH: How A Traumatic Event Changed One Woman's Perspective Forever

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Carolyn Fisher, a retired nurse, joined HuffPost Live's host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to share the traumatic event that completely changed her out...

Explaining Ray Rice to My 6-Year-Old

Oren Miller | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

"Remember yesterday, when you wanted to wear your Ray Rice shirt, and I said you couldn't, and you asked me why, and I told you I'd explain later, but I didn't?

Opting Back In: Not As Peachy As it Seems for the Divorcée

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 02.19.2014 | Divorce
Quenby Wilcox

Why is it that when these women enter divorce courts, they and the contribution they have made to their family and husband's career is treated with such disregard and disdain by the courts?

V-Day: Speak Out on Violence Against Women -- From the Pulpit

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While many may be struggling through aisles of candy hearts and bunches of roses, I invite you to flip this day of mandatory public expressions of love on its head. What if, along with romantic dinners and expensive chocolates, we celebrated those we love by committing ourselves against sexual and domestic violence?

'Domestic Abuse Barbie' Is A Real Thing

Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following post contains material about domestic abuse that may be disturbing to some readers. Countless young girls grow up playing ...

Maine GOP Senate Candidate Threatened To Kill His Wife: Report

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Erick Bennett, a political consultant challenging Sen. Susan Collins in Maine's Republican primary, was convicted on charges of domestic assault again...

Haunting PSA Shows Unrelenting Cycle Of Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

In less than a minute, a powerful PSA released by a Swiss nonprofit reveals the far-reaching effects of domestic abuse. Frauenzentrale Zürich, a Z...

Baby Critical After Father Slams Her Head Into The Ground

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A one-year old girl is in critical condition with skull fractures to her head after Chicago police say the child's father slammed her head into the fl...

'Once We Heard His Vehicle Pull Up, We'd Run' | Posted 01.13.2014 | Politics

State Sen. LeAnna Washington experienced hellish abuse, and she is not alone; it is unacceptably common....

GOP Senate Candidate Says His Wife-Beating Conviction Proves 'Guts And Integrity'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Erick Bennett, a conservative challenger to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) who was convicted of assaulting his wife in 2003, argued that his continued d...

Man Refuses Cuddles, Allegedly Gets Threatened With Knife

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Now this is a cuddle fuddle. Shavonna Rumph was arrested Saturday in Manatee County, Fla., after a drunken attempt to cuddle with her boyfriend, H...

Lack of Women Empowerment Contradicts Quranic Vision

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Treating women with the inherent dignity that she was created with, ensuring that their rights are preserved and advocating that they are given equitable opportunities to succeed is necessary to uphold the Quranic vision.

Wife Of Alleged 4-Time Abuser: 'He's Screaming For Help'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

An Oklahoma man found himself in jail Monday after being accused of violently beating and threatening to kill his wife. This marks 32-year-old Derr...

When Doing Everything Right Isn't Enough

Lea Grover | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

We all like to think of domestic violence as something that happens to other people. In other communities. That maybe we met that one guy, once, that gave us a bad feeling, but the people we know would never do such things

Keeping The Peace

Avital Zeisler | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Avital Zeisler

The holiday season is a time to connect with family and friends; a time to create and honor traditions. But what about the approximate 4 million women who suffer physical abuse by an intimate partner -- how do they balance holiday traditions with keeping the peace?

Raising Awareness for Domestic Abuse

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

As the ghoulish month of October sold colorful costumes and sweet treats, we decided to unmask the truth behind domestic abuse, and a special organization dedicated to the cause.

I Believe That Domestic Abuse Is Preventable

Somy Ali | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Somy Ali

While law enforcement and the courts can indeed be helpful, sometimes they are not. It is my experience that the best way to help victims before their situations become lethal involves a community-based effort.

Standing Up for Victims of Domestic Violence -- the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

The danger posed by a gun in the hands of a domestic violence abuser has long been recognized as a serious threat to the public safety of women. But today, there are gaps across federal, state, and local governments that allow preventable situations to slip through the cracks.

How Iyanla Survived Domestic Abuse

OWN | Posted 11.18.2013 | OWN

When spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant met Janetria, a woman who says she's in an abusive marriage, the story hit close to home. On "Iyanla: Fix My ...