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  • Mixed (Message) Media

    10 times movies and TV shows glamorized abuse | Remember when it was too scandalous for married-on-TV-couple Rob and Laura Petrie to sleep in the same bed on The... read more

  • Survivor Story: Mildred Muhammed

    'I was married to the D.C. Sniper' | In October 2002, a series of related shootings throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. were carried out by 4... read more

  • What's Working for Survivors?

    Author Sara Shoener says the system in place to help victims of domestic violence is ‘incredibly imperfect’ | Author Sara Shoener spent five years in three differen... read more

  • Controlling Your Partner Is Illegal, But Not in the U.S.

    British victims are better protected from their controlling, abusive partners | New Russian laws decriminalizing some forms of domestic battery can make us feel smug ... read more

  • When 911 Can't Find You

    Calling for help from a cell phone might make it hard to track you down. Smart911 helps emergency responders get to you | True or false? If you call 911 from a cell... read more

  • What is Rape Culture?

    6 everyday examples of normalizing sexual violence | You can find it every time you turn on the TV. Movies utilize it to create drama or illicit laughs. It’s used in ... read more

  • Compensation for Abused Military Spouses

    If your service member partner is discharged because of domestic violence, the military wants to help you | One of the main barriers to service members’ spouses rep... read more

  • Do Survivors Lie?

    False allegations of domestic violence are rampant ... or are they? | Google “false allegations of domestic violence” and a litany of defense attorneys and men’s ri... read more

  • 23 Signs of Human Trafficking

    It may be happening in your community | By definition, human trafficking is the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring or keeping and receiving an individual... read more

  • The SAFE Child Act

    What this proposed legislation means to protective parents fighting for custody | For all those frustrated parents currently battling their abusive exes in court fo... read more

  • Mary Kay Isn't Looking Away

    Cosmetics company’s campaigns aimed at raising domestic violence awareness | Domestic violence isn’t pretty. So why would one of the nation’s largest cosmetic comp... read more

  • Training to Spot Abuse

    New Illinois law makes domestic violence awareness part of beauty professionals’ education | A new law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires licensed beauty profess... read more

  • Creating a Gratitude Movement

    Survivor of childhood domestic violence wants to spread awareness through music, and send a message to the NFL | Terry Josiah Sharpe’s mission as a military police ... read more

  • Exclusive Webinar, Chat by DV Expert Lundy Bancroft

    Bancroft wants to share new information with survivors and professionals on the reasons why abusers do what they do | For the first time ever, acclaimed speaker, co... read more

  • 'Family Problems' Aren't Newsworthy

    Does the lack of media coverage protect abusers? | Garland Waller, assistant professor in the College of Communication at Boston University, believes that the mains... read more