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Domestic Violence

Kerry Washington Is Working to End a Hidden, Powerful Form of Domestic Abuse

Financial abuse occurs in 98 percent of abusive relationships, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence and "Scandal" star Kerry Washington is working to ch Read More »

Pakistani Women Are Responding to a Law That Allows Their Husbands to 'Beat Them Lightly'

Pakistani women are taking to social media to fight a controversial bill, thanks to the help of one photographer. Read More »

How The UK’s Domestic Abuse Laws Have Changed Since Sara Thornton Was Freed

“Forgive myself? Not yet” were the words uttered by a vindicated Sara Thornton on the day a judge ruled that the death of her husband was not murder. Read More »

Helpful Tips On How to Help a Loved One Who Is in an Abusive Relationship

In the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds. Read More »

Terry Bradshaw Voices His Frustrations With the NFL's Domestic Violence Problem

Domestic violence among NFL players has been an ongoing problem. Read More »

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 »

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