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Domestic Violence.

The Network/La Red

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 01.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

As I prepare for my national intimate partner violence and abuse (IPV/A) seminar/workshop tour that begins this spring, I'll be acknowledging well-respected and noteworthy organizations committed to helping end this despicable and potentially life-threatening behavior.

Generosity and Compassion Heard Round the World: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Last week, we introduced you to several people who made such an impressive impact with their grant that we've awarded them another grant to continue seeding the change. Here are a few more of these special projects to be awarded an impact grant.

The Times You Wish You Had A Mother

Jessica Berger Gross | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Jessica Berger Gross

I didn't invite my family to my wedding, or call my mother when my baby was born, much less care for her and my father as they aged. There've been no Thanksgiving dinners, no summer weekends by the beach. No nieces and nephews to invite for sleepovers.

'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....

Date Night: The Wolf of Wall Street

Tracy Strauss | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

The Wolf of Wall Street was good for one thing: providing a window through which I gained insight into a potential boyfriend's personal values, interests and sense of humor.

Expanding Background Checks Necessary, But Not Enough

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Merely expanding background checks is not enough. We must strengthen the system itself so that individuals with a history of dangerous behavior can no longer clear its low bar.

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...

Stop Bullying With Empathy

Mary Gordon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Mary Gordon

Developing empathy allows us to identify our shared humanity. Roots of Empathy was born to draw the curtain on cruelty and build a bridge which connects us to one another, to our shared feelings.

The Invisible Woman Syndrome Is Just a State of Mind

Amancay Tapia | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Amancay Tapia

Whoever you are and whatever you do, make sure you use any experience you have -- good or bad -- as the clay you need to transform your sculpture into a piece of art.

How Did Beyonce Go From Tina Turner to 'Anna Mae'?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

We are witnessing a sad development in the body of work of this icon. She sold millions as a class act. Why go down this road? Let's hope that at some point the self-respecting, empowered and empowering Beyonce will rise again.

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

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

Human Rights Day: U.S. Should Support Victims of Violence Against Women

Amanda Klasing | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Amanda Klasing

On this Human Rights Day, stand in solidarity with victims of violence against women around the world. Encourage your member of Congress to support I-VAWA without reservation.

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.

CPD Getting 'State-Of-The-Art' Training For Domestic Violence Calls

Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police will receive specialized "state-of-the-art" training on how to handle domestic abuse calls under a new inter-governmental task force pl...

More than Outliers

Lea Grover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Lea Grover

I could tell you my neighbors nearly moved after a bullet implanted itself in the headrest of their minivan's driver's seat. I could tell you when I worked in the projects everyone carried a gun. They'd all been shot, had scars of torn flesh and children and brothers and parents lost.

Zimmerman: Guns Plus Domestic Violence a Dangerous Mix

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 02.01.2014 | Crime
Emily Moto Murase

Whether the crime happens in California or Florida, a person convicted of domestic violence loses their gun for life. If Zimmerman is convicted domestic violence, he will finally lose his guns. And lives may be saved as a result.

Empowering Women -- and Their Communities -- Against Domestic Violence

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 02.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

Recognizing that Latinas are more likely to seek help from friends, family or neighbors rather than authority figures, our philosophy is that the strength and power to end domestic violence rests within communities, not institutions.

Preventing Violence Against Women: Significant Progress, But Much Remains to Be Done

Sarah Costa | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

The reality of gender-based violence is tragic, and the tasks before us are daunting -- but we cannot let that overshadow the fact that, in the past two decades, progress has been remarkable.

Southern Illinois Unprepared for Social Costs of Fracking Boom

Will Reynolds | Posted 01.27.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Illinois needs another way to fund community infrastructure in rural areas, including domestic violence and sexual assault services, before the fracking boom begins. Tae kwon do classes and pepper spray won't cut it.

Link Between Domestic Abuse and Long-Term Women's Health

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Ludy Green, Ph.D

The physical and mental health effects of domestic violence can have a devastating and long-term impact on victims. In a recent ABC News report on t...

Biden: Shelter Brings 'Hope' To Abused Women

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden helped celebrate the groundbreaking of a domestic violence shelter in Chicago on Monday -- the city's first new shelter for a...

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: An Urgent Priority

Helen Clark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Helen Clark

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women -- a day which reminds us that violence against women continues to be destructive and pervasive. Ranging from domestic violence and child marriages to the use of rape as a tactic of war, violence against women kills as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as cancer, is a grave assault on many more women and girls and imposes high economic and social costs on societies.