Turning the Tables on Domestic Violence Abusers

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In many cases of domestic violence – in order to escape violence – the victims are often forced to limit their own freedoms in an effort to protect their lives and the lives of their children.

In Massachusetts, a program has flipped this dynamic by making the abusers make a choice to either stop being abusive, or increasingly have their own freedoms limited.

The Domestic Violence High Risk Team was started in 2005 and since then, of the 106 high risk cases they have dealt with, none have escalated to death. Only 8 of the victims were forced …read more

Apps to Prevent Sexual Assaults and Domestic Abuses

One in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.[1] Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.[2] One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.[3] One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.[4]

The statistics are overwhelming; and it’s clear that preventing and reporting abuse and assault needs to be …read more

Valentines for VAWA

This Tuesday the senate finally passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization. The bill passed with a vote of 78-22. It’s worth noting that all of those opposed to its passage were Republican men, including Marco Rubio (R- FL), the now infamous water guzzler from Tuesday night, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The bill now moves on to the House where further opposition is expected.

Those opposing the bill in the Senate offered unsuccessful amendments to remove protections for Native American women, LGBT individuals and undocumented immigrants. So what’s their issue with these issues?

Native American Women

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