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    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

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    I Helped Open One of the First Women's Shelters

    What’s gotten better, worse since the movement to end domestic violence began in the ‘70s | In October 1974 in St. Paul, Minn., Women’s Advocates, Inc., opened the do... read more

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    How Anti-SLAPP Laws Work

    What to do if your abuser threatens to sue you for defamation if you report domestic violence | Batterers are master manipulators who know and use all kinds of tech... read more

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    Self-Defense Should Protect, Not Prosecute You

    How law enforcement identifies the predominant aggressor and the victim | It’s another seemingly cruel and unfair twist in the domestic violence dilemma: A victim of ... read more

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    Men Can Be Abused, Too

    11 facts everyone should know about domestic violence against men | When you think of a domestic violence survivor, who comes to mind? For most people, it’s a female. ... read more

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    Take a Stand on October 1st

    How you can speak out on this day for the victims and survivors of domestic violence | Just in case you needed a reminder: 20 individuals every minute are being physi... read more

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    Domestic Violence From an Officer's Perspective

    One former officer is training law enforcement around the world how to earn the trust of survivors | After surviving a childhood of domestic violence, Mark Wynn’s l... read more

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    The Equality Wheel Explained

    What is it and how is it different from the Power and Control Wheel? | Domestic abuse is complicated, and not everyone understands what it means if they haven’t bee... read more

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    How You Can Help Just By Using This Site

    Five ways to use DomesticShelters.org to help be a part of reducing violence | They say the aim of education is not knowledge, but action, which is why DomesticShel... read more

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    Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Survivors

    How to recycle smartphones, laptops, cameras and video games | Fun fact of the day: There are more than 500 million retired cell phones scattered around homes in the ... read more

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    When Georgia Smiled

    Robin McGraw talks to DomesticShelters.org about her foundation | You may know Robin McGraw as the tough-love, advice-giving, right-hand-woman of Phil McGraw, of Dr. ... read more

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    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

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    Is Mutual Abuse Real?

    It’s a term often used as a manipulation tactic—true mutual abuse is rare | The definition of “mutual abuse” is exactly what you think it is—when two partners are m... read more

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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