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  • When Survivors Encounter Discrimination

    Police bias may be discouraging survivors from reporting abuse | When we call 911, we expect someone to come to our aid. But a recent report published by the ACLU s... read more

  • The Rise of Dating Homicides

    Federal loophole allows convicted abusers to possess firearms | Dating partners, not spouses or ex-spouses, are responsible for the majority of intimate partner hom... read more

  • California's 'Yes Means Yes' Law

    Why consent is getting a whole new catchphrase on some college campuses | The well-known phrase “no means no” is getting a makeover, at least in California. On coll... read more

  • College Women Among Highest at Risk for Partner Violence

    Domestic violence widespread on college campuses | On Thanksgiving Day 2014, the body of Shannon Jones, 23, a senior engineering student at Cornell University wa... read more

  • Trainwreck Shooting Tied to DV

    Are we ignoring domestic violence and focusing simply on gun violence? | Plenty of news outlets covered the story of John Houser opening fire in a movie theater on Jul... read more

  • The Laws Advocates Say Need to Change in 2015

    Renewed funding, more gun control and no more job discrimination—will it happen? | In 2014, the federal budget increased funding for the Violence Against Women Act by... read more

  • Serious Jail Time

    Man gets 45 years in domestic violence ruling that could set a precedent for other cases | A lengthy amount of jail time is largely unheard of in domestic violence ... read more

  • New Legislation to Help Survivors in Arkansas

    And it’s all thanks to one survivor’s email | Three years ago, Laura Webb, pictured above in blue, was run over by her husband in his truck. On purpose. Twice. Her ... read more

  • We'll Come to You

    Mobile advocacy goes to the survivor | It might be in the corner of a local laundromat or on a bench in a public park. The meetings are clandestine, careful, but no... read more

  • Overcoming The Domestic Violence Gun Law Gotcha

    Why more states need to enforce the federal mandate | It’s one of those laws that would save lives if enforced regularly but, for myriad reasons, often flies under ... read more

  • Using GPS to Track Batterers

    At least 23 states are using GPS to keep track of high-risk domestic violence offenders | Diane Rosenfeld believes many domestic violence homicides are preventable.... read more

  • Captured on Film

    Five documentaries aimed at raising awareness of the intricacies of modern domestic violence | It’s widely agreed that the issue of domestic violence isn’t talked abo... read more

  • 4 TED Speakers Who Aim to Inspire Change

    Continuing the dialogue about domestic violence | %{email_signup} Survivors of domestic violence are often made to feel weak and isolated. But it’s important they kn... read more

  • Finding Love After Tragedy

    ​After being stabbed 32 times, survivor to marry paramedic who helped save her life | Fairy tales do come true—just ask Melissa Dohme. After a surprise proposal fro... read more

  • First Shelter Comparison Service Launched

    Domestic violence survivors able to better assess options | With the launch of its new comparison tool, the fastest growing website in the domestic violence space d... read more