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6 hours ago
What Being Malala's Father Taught Me About Feminism

Malala Yousafzai's father writes on the crucial role fathers play in the fights for women's rights: "Patriarchy is sheer stupidity. Fathers have a great interest in dismantling it."

"Life within patriarchy is a sad, frustrated life, for everyone"

3 days ago
Why Survivors Don’t Call the Police - Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

Survivors are told that calling the police won’t help them, or that they will only get themselves in trouble. The fear and shame that accompany domestic violence make it difficult for survivors to ... See more

By Jill Crowner Survivors are often asked why they didn’t “just call the police” when faced with domestic violence. The answer to this question is complicated and varies from case to case. ... See more

1 week ago
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

💜 Survivor Advisory Committee Member Marcella Maggio speaks with expertise and heart, urging the State of California to invest an ongoing $50 million in sexual and domestic violence prevention:. ... See more

1 week ago
'Abuse Is a Pattern.' Why These Nations Took the Lead in Criminalizing Controlling Behavior in Relationships

“Coercive Control” is a series of non-physical abusive behaviors that are often just as damaging as physical violence. The implementation of Coercive Control laws in the UK is transforming the ... See more

Law enforcement agencies have long seen domestic abuse almost exclusively in physical terms. That's changing

1 week ago

Introducing… our 28th Annual Gala Emcee, Dan Nainan and Keynote Speaker, Congressman Ami Bera!

Comedian Dan Nainan will be sure to keep us entertained as he takes us through the night as the gala ... See more

1 week ago
5 Victim-Shaming Myths That Harm Abuse and Trauma Survivors and Encourage Spiritual Bypassing

Many people use the terms narcissist, psychopath, and sociopath to describe their abusers, but do we really know what they mean? Learn how to recognize hallmarks of each as well as distinguishing ... See more

As an author and researcher who has communicated with thousands of trauma and abuse survivors, I’ve become all too familiar with the victim-shaming myths which cause retraumatization in those who ... See more

2 weeks ago
For Abuse Survivors, Custody Remains a Means by Which Their Abusers Can Retain Control

Oftentimes, in cases involving children, some courts overlook signs of abuse and rely on unscientific factors to make decisions that impact the child's life.

Despite growing evidence that abusers often use custody battles to retain control over their former spouses, Congress is still punting on basic protections for survivors.

2 weeks ago
Photos from South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency's post

The SAHARA Team joined 250 other volunteers this morning to build a park for the kids of Cypress! The project was in partnership with the Tarsadia Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, and KaBOOM!

3 weeks ago
Dating a Manipulator - Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

Manipulation becomes toxic and insidious when it is used as a malicious form of control. In fact, it is a powerful tool in the world of domestic violence and is at the core of an abuser’s game.

By Jenn Rockefeller Manipulation in all its forms is used in everyday life. From lawyers persuading a jury to see their point of view, to kids on a debate team trying to manipulate the audience into ... See more

3 weeks ago
Bay Area police officer’s death: Experts say batterers escalate violence when victims try to leave

A cop was shot during a domestic violence dispute in Sacramento. Sharing this article which highlights how dangerous it is for women when they are leaving - for all who ask “why didn’t she just ... See more

The most dangerous moment is when trying to leave an abusive relationship, domestic violence experts say.

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