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Kahindo Mateene: An African Designer Making a Difference

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 05.25.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders appear, often months later, and can include withdrawn or aggressive behaviors, difficulties with sleep and eating, stomach pains and headaches, tearfulness or severe anxiety.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 05.20.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | Impact
Kelly Rutherford

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

On a Random Day in the U.S. There Are More Than 66,000 Requests for Help Escaping Domestic Violence

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

The dynamics of domestic violence are complex and changing them requires not just one thing to change, but many things simultaneously.

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...

March in March to End Violence Against Women

Muna Rihani Al-Nasser | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we have to remember to adhere to the moral commitment of fighting back and holding accountable the perpetrators of this massive crime and blatant violation of human rights.

Stand Your Ground's Woman Problem: Laws Expanding Self-Defense Raise Questions About Gender as Well as Race

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 05.03.2014 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

Of all the categories of victims who might justifiably agitate for more protection from the law, women facing down abusive partners in their own homes should be at the top of the list. And yet Stand Your Ground laws do nothing to help them. This is not by accident but by design.

March Forth

Beth Morrison | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

It's a day to be engaged, to stretch, to make a difference, to refuse to let excuses get in the way of goals, and to dare.

Texas District Attorney Candidate: Domestic Violence Is 'So, So Overrated'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Lloyd Oliver, a Democratic candidate for district attorney in Harris County, Texas, has a problem with domestic violence: He thinks it's prosecuted to...

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?

How to Talk to a Friend About Her Not-Awesome Relationship

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

It's not easy to tell a friend that her relationship concerns you, but don't let that stop you from being the caring friend that you are. Instead, consider these five suggestions.

Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia: The Intersection of Rights and Poverty

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.

Drinking to the State of the Union for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.

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...