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Domestic Violence

This Woman Killed Her Abusive Husband to Save Herself. Did She Deserve to Go to Prison?

Statistically speaking, women kill out of fear—not revenge. As many as 93 percent of women serving time for killing an intimate partner were abused by that partner, according to a California state prison study. Read More »

The Salvation Army Uses #TheDress to Send a Powerful Message

It was #TheDress debate heard around the world—is it black and blue or is it gold and white?—and now the Salvation Army in South Africa is using the internet meme's popularity to send a powerful message about abuse against women. Read More »

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family

A 25-year-old Pakistani woman was stoned to death today by her father and family for registering to marry a man of whom they did not approve.  Read More »

#YesAllWomen but #NotAllMen: Two Shootings and a Social Media Movement

After two shootings aimed at women in one weekend, the country has responded with a social media movement around women's issues.  The hashtag #YesAllWomen has gone viral, amassing 1.5 million tweets so far, and calls for an end to violence against women.  Read More »

New MAKER: Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler is a Tony award-winning playwright, performer and feminist best known for her play The Vagina Monologues. Read More »