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Domestic Violence

Civil Legal Aid Is a Potential Tool in Helping Victims of Partner Violence

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

If we as a society are serious about preventing domestic violence, the expansion of civil legal aid for domestic violence victims must be in the policy mix.

How America's Wars Came Home With the Troops

Ann Jones | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

Ivan Lopez's killings at Fort Hood, while on a scale not often matched, are one more marker on a bloody trail of death that leads from Iraq and Afghanistan into the American heartland, to bases and backyards nationwide.

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.

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

Yolo Akili | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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."

You Are Not Broken

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

You are not broken. No matter what he says to you. You are whole. You are strong. Hold on. Even if it feels like no one is listening. Despite the fact...

Men: Why Get Involved in the Anti-Domestic Violence Movement?

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

As we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, this video is particularly timely.

Perseverance in the Face of Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In my own personal work with victims of violence, I wanted to share some of the messages that have helped women find the confidence to break away from the cycle of abuse.

National Campaign Engages Latino Men in the Domestic Violence Movement

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

The domestic violence movement is recognizing that we all need to do more to elevate the voices of Latino men who reject violence and work to model and promote healthy relationships.

Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

Now Domestic Violence Victims Won't Have To Leave Their Pets Behind

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenchi...

More Domestic Violence Shelters Allowing Pets

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenchi...

Kahindo Mateene: An African Designer Making a Difference

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Nadia Dawisha

Kahindo believes that along with creating sustainable jobs, educating and empowering women is the key to poverty reduction in the Congo and Africa.

Domestic Violence, Part 1

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What is it? What are the stages? And, how can it be prevented? Domestic violence is a nice clinical name for a battering relationship or a relati...

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.

Community Policing and Child Development: Averting Traumatic Disorders

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

After a trauma, over time, a child's functioning at school or home deteriorates as attention wanes and distress becomes paramount. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders appear, often months later, and can include withdrawn or aggressive behaviors, difficulties with sleep and eating, stomach pains and headaches, tearfulness or severe anxiety.

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...

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

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.

Bystanders No More

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Whether you are a man or a woman, challenge yourself to be aware of how your inaction supports sexism and homophobia.

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 ...

Let's March to Stop the Violence

Deirdre Imus | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Deirdre Imus

We hear about genital mutilation, rape and honor killings, and we feel helpless. What can we do to help solve such complex, endemic and -- frankly -- scary problems?

In Celebration of International Women's Day

Mrs Ban Soon-taek | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Mrs Ban Soon-taek

When we change the culture of violence against women into an attitude of respect and appreciation, we enable them to unleash their potential as leaders of a new future.

From Bedroom to Boardroom - So Normal is Violence!

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

Just in time for International Women's Day, we are hearing alarming news about violence against women. But this time the message does not come from those areas of the world that suffer under the dictates of terrorizing, patriarchal regimes -- but from the most enlightened regions of Europe, beacons of applied gender inclusion.

Disturbing Images Portray Beloved Female Cartoons As Victims Of Domestic Violence

Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following post contains illustrated images of domestic abuse that may be disturbing to some readers. In a dark nod to International Wo...

Abusing Women Is Criminal, Not Cultural

Kelly Rutherford | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Kelly Rutherford

In some countries it is estimated that as many as seven out of 10 women are beaten, raped, abused or mutilated.