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End the Violence, Ensure Housing for All

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence, both domestic and public, is a daily reality for too many Americans, and it's especially acute for people who are poor or homeless.

Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with domestic violence on the rise, it is an important time to face this difficult issue.

Domestic Violence: A Month of Awareness but a Daily Occurrence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Although I am glad that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I've been an emergency room doctor for 17 years -- for me, every day is domestic violence awareness day.

Black Women Murdered by Men Most Often Die by Gunfire, Usually by Someone They Know

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.18.2012 | Black Voices
Josh Sugarmann

Black women in America are almost always killed by someone they know, most often with a gun, and usually as the result of an argument according to "When Men Murder Women," a report released each year by my organization, the Violence Policy Center.

Economic Security Can Combat Domestic Violence

K. Sujata | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

We have the power to create systemic change in domestic violence if we empower women with the opportunities to have viable and long-lasting economic security.

Yoga: How We Serve Diverse Populations

Rob Schware | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I was teaching yoga at the Boulder County jail. One of the women, Tracy, was in my program for nine months. Upon her release, she looked me up. She told me she wanted to become a yoga teacher. Now she's in charge of the jail program, and is creating a transition program for inmates"

On Dating Men, And Hate Crimes At Home

Amy Andre | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

A new report shows that bisexual women and gay men experience higher rates of domestic-violence victimization than people of other gender-and-sexual-orientation combinations. Thus, queer people in relationships with men are being abused by those men at disproportionate rates.

Domestic Violence: A Journey of Hope

Amy Neumann | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Domestic violence is more prevalent than many are aware. In the U.S., it affects nearly one in every four women and one in every seven men in their lifetimes.

Sex and World Peace: Or, What Little Girls Have to Do With Our Wars

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Soraya Chemaly

The very best indicator and predictor of a state's peacefulness is not wealth, military expenditures or religion; the best predictor is how well its girls and women are treated.

What Men Are Afraid To Tell Judges In Divorce Court

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

When guys going through divorce say they are the victims of domestic violence, they are often met with blank stares, suspicion and disbelief.

Tongues Untied: On Love And Violence In LGBTQ Relationships

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

LGBTQ folk, just like heterosexual folk, experience intimate partner violence in our relationships, as well, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, or other identity markers. We need to talk honestly about the ways that violence shows up in our relationships, too.

Don't Poke the Sleeping Dragon: The Dangers of Male Apologism

Sasha Brookner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Celebrity
Sasha Brookner

You really couldn't wait two hours until the non-televised after party? I never expected Rihanna to hold undying resentment against Chris Brown, but there's a noteworthy distinction between forgiveness and fondling.

Angela Davis and the Culture of Domestic Violence

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

Perhaps the most destructive part of the problem is that no one is proposing ways to stop it from happening. There are programs for men who have been abusive, and programs for women who have been abused, but what about programs for men before they become abusive?

Healthy Masculinity: The Idea That Men Can Control Themselves

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The real question isn't if men are more or less violent. The real question is whether or not men have control over themselves. This idea, who is in control of whom, is fundamental to how we understand and deal with violence, especially with gendered violence.

Who Are the 'Sheroes' In Your Life?

Reena De Asis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Reena De Asis

"Sheroes" are everyday people doing extraordinary things! They are the courageous women and men who actively stand up for women's rights.

A Gun, a Girl and a Choice

Wendy Widom | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Wendy Widom

Your mind races back 22 years. You remember the first time you saw him, in the locked psych ward. She is there because you discovered her in bed at 5:40 p.m. She was supposed to pick you up after junior varsity basketball practice. There are two empty Advil bottles by her bed.

Short Film Raises Human Rights Issues For Undocumented Women

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Sonia waits anxiously for her daughter to return from school. She’s late. The door opens, a school friend nervously enters, behind her the battered ...

Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

Top 3 Must See Domestic Abuse PSA's

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
C. Cryn Johannsen

Domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking -- could also be defined as bullying -- are not issues exaggerated in crime dramas on primetime TV in the US. Here's the painful truth: domestic violence is spreading, and destroying the lives of millions and millions of people.

Nevada Once Again Leads Nation in Women Murdered by Men

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

For the third year in a row, and for the fifth time in six years, Nevada ranked first in the nation in the rate of women killed by men according to the annual report When Men Murder Women.

Words Matter

Nomiki Konst | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

The progress toward solving the epidemic of violence against women is a large task. We must create a society where women who are victims of violence feel supported, are able to detect the signs and know where to turn for help.

Chris Brown Album Adorned With Warning Label: ‘This Man Beats Women’

Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment

In at least one HMV store in London, Chris Brown's latest album comes with a special advisory warning. But unlike the usual cautionary labels that ...

The Presidential Candidate Scorecard on Children's Issues

Michael Piraino | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The two presidential candidates mentioned children 30 times in their acceptance speeches. For the most part, it was simple hopeful rhetoric.

PHOTO: Stephanie Seymour Gets Choked For Magazine Cover

Posted 09.12.2012 | Style

Hey, weren't we done with the whole glamorization of domestic violence trend? Stephanie Seymour, an icon of the early '90s supermodel heyday, strik...

Face Forward to Confront Domestic Violence in Beverly Hills (VIDEO)

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month but victims of domestic violence need our help every day of the year.