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Domestic Violence

  • Life Unlocked

    LifeLock responds to claims that abusers opened fake accounts to stalk their victims | At a recent women’s conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Erin Brockovich was one of the... read more

  • How To Spot Faulty Statistics

    Five questions to ask yourself before taking that number at face value | If you’ve ever read any news story—including those on this site—or listened to an impassi... read more

  • Spotting the Enemy

    How the Marine Corps trains soldiers to identify threats overseas can save your life here at home | Patrick Van Horne is used to spotting people with dangerous inte... read more

  • Afraid of Being Fired?

    What to do if the threat of losing your job is keeping you from reporting abuse | For two years, Doris Rivera-Black kept the fact that her husband was abusing her a... read more

  • Some Abusers Are Getting Awarded Alimony

    How an archaic alimony law further victimizes survivors | Talk about adding insult to injury. One night in August 2011, a Virginia man terrorized his wife who was h... read more

  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    These gifts benefit survivors and organizations that want to end gender-based violence | Ready to get your holiday shopping started (or completed)? We’ve found some ... read more

  • 3 Steps to Break the Domestic Violence Cycle in Kids' Lives

    After a childhood of witnessing abuse, one expert says you can help your children grow up to avoid repeating those patterns | Not all of us have the fondest memorie... read more

  • The Link Between Abuse, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

    Your exhaustion could be the sign of something more serious | Domestic violence has long been linked to mental health conditions such as depression and post-trau... read more

  • When Survivors Are the Criminals

    In trying to prevent their own murders at the hands of their abusers, two survivors found themselves behind bars | Kim Dadou spent 17 years in prison for fatally sh... read more

  • Once You're Aware, It's Time to Do Something About It

    Raising awareness is good and all, but action is better. 5 tool kits to help you out | We are constantly bombarded with this message about the importance of “raisin... read more

  • But, I Love Him

    Is love enough to overcome abuse? | It’s true, he hurts me. He’s controlling, and it’s starting to really get me down. I should just leave. But, I love him. ... read more

  • When Media Missed the Boat

    News sources called domestic violence a 'school shooting' ... but why? | In April of this year, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson walked into a Southern Californi... read more

  • What Are Nuisance Laws?

    How these policies can harm survivors of intimate partner violence | It's hard enough for a survivor of domestic or intimate partner violence to seek help or report... read more

  • Calling a Hotline When There Are Barriers In Your Way

    In Part-3 of our series, we talk about how to reach out to a domestic violence hotline when circumstances make you feel like you can't.  | Picking up the phone t... read more

  • Sexual Assault Is More Than Rape

    How to recognize if you’re a victim | There’s a misconception out there that sexual assault is simply another way to describe rape or attempted rape. Every other ty... read more