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Domestic Violence

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    Guns, Domestic Violence and the Color Orange

    Will you take a stand on National Gun Violence Awareness Day? | If you think perpetrators of domestic violence shouldn’t have access to guns, and that laws need to ... read more

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    What is 'Victim Shaming'?

    Victim shaming comments and questions focus the blame on the wrong person | When women began stepping forward late last year accusing comedian and actor Bill Cosby ... read more

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    Be a Better Advice-Giver

    Sometimes, listening is better than instructing | When a friend or loved one confides in you that they’re being abused by an intimate partner, your gut instinct is ... read more

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    A Call to Men

    One nonprofit aims to redefine manhood in order to end domestic violence | Tony Porter, co-founder of the nonprofit A Call to Men, believes ending violence against wo... read more

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    When Domestic Violence Happens Later in Life

    Why elders are more likely to suffer in silence | Domestic violence isn’t ageist. Seniors are just as susceptible as their younger generations to encounter abuse at th... read more

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    Nonprofits Need You

    You may have unique skills that can help survivors of domestic violence | Every minute, 20 people become victims of intimate partner violence.[1] You can help turn ... read more

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    Can Abusers Change?

    Once an abuser, always an abuser? Signs that recovery is possible | It’s a hotly debated topic with no easy answer. Can people change? Sure, we all change as we matur... read more

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    The Number You Need to Know

    No matter where you are in the U.S., this 24/7 hotline can help | Escaping to a domestic violence shelter saved Jane’s life. She endured years of horrific abuse at ... read more

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    Support is a Keyboard Click Away

    Online chat rooms and forums especially for survivors of abuse | There is often more than just that one step—actually walking out the door—involved in leaving an abus... read more

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    Talk About Sexual Assault in April

    Increasing awareness is the key to stopping it | Many a month has a cause attached to it. We wear ribbons, organize walks and post a meaningful Facebook status update ... read more

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    'I'm Being Abused in Another Country'

    How one American woman vowed to help others after being trapped overseas at the hands of her abuser | Mom-of-three Paula Lucas, an American citizen, was living a ni... read more

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    New Year's Resolution: Help Stop Violence in 2015

    5 ways to be part of the solution this year | Every year, 12 million people in the U.S. become victms of intimate partner violence. Though “survivor” is the preferr... read more

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    When Abuse Turns Deadly

    Having a gun at home increases your risk of being killed by your abuser | Survivors of domestic violence are often told to “just leave,” in regards to their abus... read more

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    Domestic Violence Doesn't Take a Holiday

    Survivors can face an increased risk during the holiday season | This year, as you hang the twinkling lights and decorate your mantel with sprigs of holly, remember... read more

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    Survivor Selfies

    Does posting online photos of the aftermath of abuse help or hurt the cause? | When Angela Brower’s boyfriend became abusive, she broke off the relationship. Unfort... read more