iOS app Android app

Domestic Violence.

NO MORE: Putting An End To Domestic Violence Once And For All

Ariel Zwang | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

The perception that these are private affairs -- most incidents of domestic and sexual violence take place in the home or between intimate partners -- and therefore "none of our business" is perhaps the biggest deterrent to progress. These are attitudes that need to -- and can -- change.

Healing on the Home Front: Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Post-traumatic stress is an understandable reaction to the horror of war or rape or surviving a natural disaster. It develops into a disorder if those suffering don't get the support and assistance they need.

It's Time to Say No More

Tim Gunn | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Tim Gunn

By branding domestic violence and sexual assault, we aim to engage the general public to understand that, like other health issues -- cancer, heart disease -- domestic violence and sexual assault need to be more of a priority.

Angela Bassett On Chris Brown: 'I Don’t Want To Vilify Him Forever'

Posted 03.16.2013 | Black Voices

Throughout the course of her career, Angela Bassett has portrayed some of history’s most prominent figures, including Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks...

Ending Violence Against Women Shouldn't Be Controversial -- But it Is

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

In honor of International Women's Day, contact your foreign ministry or head of government and tell him or her that you expect to see an agreement in New York next week.

Salma Hayek Calls For Respect For Women

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 03.08.2013 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek will not stand for domestic violence against women and has come in front of the United Nations to express her concerns. In a meeting w...

WATCH: SWAT Team Carries Children Out Of Standoff Home

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A gunman who shot at police and holed up in a Watts home with three children Friday killed two people and then shot himself to dea...

Keep Calm and Rape a Lot? Domestic Violence: Not Just a Women's Issue

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Crime
Christine Bronstein

Aggression towards women has gotten a lot of attention lately. Clearly, this issue remains a huge problem for our society across a wide range of demographics.

Violence Against Women Is a Choice Men Make: 4 Ways to Make the Right One

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

We will never achieve gender justice and close the safety gap without boys and men standing beside us. I know many men believe in equality, some are activists and allies for change. Every day I appreciate the work they do. But there are simply not enough of them.

VAWA Offers New Protections, But What's Next?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

By Cristina M. Finch, TakePart The vote by Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Thursday is a major step forward for women...

Violence, Redemption, and the Power of Song

Shyla Nelson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Shyla Nelson

In the wake of the trauma, I was at war with my own body. I stopped eating and began wasting away. Singing became excruciating, then impossible, until I completely lost my voice.

Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Dr. Craig Malkin

Mark Warden's recent comments about domestic violence reflect our shared confusion and impatience as a society. It doesn't matter whether we're conservatives or liberals, ignorant or well-informed, we all have an instant negative reaction when we see people return to or stay in abusive relationships.

Domestic Violence Expert Hails Lye Victim's 'Strength' (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.28.2013 | Crime

Carmen Blandin Tarleton is starting over. The Vermont former transplant nurse has undergone more than 50 surgeries -- including a full face transpl...

Tea Party Lawmaker Apologizes For Offensive Remarks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A tea party-affiliated lawmaker in New Hampshire has apologized for remarks he made this week suggesting that people may "like being in abusive relati...

Let's Renew VAWA Today

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

With today's vote on VAWA, the House has an opportunity to renew our nation's commitment to do everything we can to protect our sisters, daughters, nieces, mothers, and grandmothers from violence. I hope we take it.

GRAPHIC: Photographer Captures Domestic Violence On Camera | Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Domestic violence is often shielded from public view. Usually, we only hear it muffled through walls or see it manifested in the faded yellow and purp...

One in Four Dating Teens Feels Abused and Harassed Through Digital Technology

Janine Zweig | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Janine Zweig

Digital abuse and harassment threatens the psychological and physical well-being of many, many teen boyfriends and girlfriends every day. And the scariest part is that these kids rarely ask anyone for help, even their friends.

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Domestic Violence Suggestion

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire told a legislative committee Tuesday that people may "like being in abusive relationships" and can leav...

Response To 'The Islamic Solution To Stop Domestic Violence'

Hyshyama Hamin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion
Hyshyama Hamin

Men and women need to work collaboratively to address these issues at both the domestic and local levels, as well ensure that they raise their children in a community that truly believes that men and women are equal.

Katy Hall

Why All Women Need VAWA | Katy Hall | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

The version of the Violence Against Women Act that House Republicans unveiled Friday is not the same bill the Senate passed 78 to 22 last week. Gone a...

Indigenous Women Call For An End To Violence

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

A group of indigenous rarámuri women in Sierra Tarahumara, north of Mexico, have launched a campaign to stop the increasing violence they face daily,...

Jennifer Bendery

Chuck Grassley On VAWA: Tribal Provision Means 'The Non-Indian Doesn't Get A Fair Trial' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) didn't vote for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill when it passed the Senate last week. An...

Can Relationships Really Make You Crazy?

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Susan Saper Galamba

Regardless of whether or not Oscar Pistorius is guilty, something obviously went terribly wrong in his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp.

Jennifer Bendery

House Will Take Up Violence Against Women Act As Soon As Next Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are ready to move forward on legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act as soon as next week, a G...

One Billion Rising

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

Valentine's Day is a day where most spend it with their loved ones and exchange chocolates, flowers and other gifts. This year was a little different for me and my friends. We spent this special day dancing for a good cause.