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Why Are Marches, Rallies, and Protests Important?

Everyone should know about the power of protest and why successful protests are important. Recent Marches and Protests Here are some examples of recent marches and protests that expressed mass public dissent. Given that there remain so many grave things to protest...

Ways IPV During Pregnancy Harms Mothers and Unborn Babies

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during pregnancy has significant negative physical and mental health implications for both the mother and the developing child. Understanding these consequences is crucial for raising awareness, providing support, and promoting...

Key Facts To Know About Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence

Pregnancy is a transformative and vulnerable time in a person's life. For some individuals, this vulnerability becomes acutely dangerous when it coincides with experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV). Understanding the intersection between pregnancy and IPV is...

Understanding Domestic Violence and Abortion Access

The 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion, has played a significant role in protecting women’s reproductive autonomy for nearly half a century. Its overturning in 2022 led to the legalization of...

Understanding Reproductive Coercion

What Is Reproductive Coercion? Reproductive coercion is a form of intimate partner violence in which one partner exhibits controlling or manipulative behaviors aimed at influencing the other’s reproductive choices without their consent. It can involve various tactics,...

What Is the Psychological Makeup of an Abuser?

The psychology of domestic abusers, or the reasons someone might decide to harm their partner in a variety of ways, are complex in nature. No one factor causes someone to commit domestic abuse, and the profile of an abuser varies considerably. However, their behavior...

Understanding the Legal Consequences of Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a serious human rights violation that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a pattern of behavior in which one partner seeks to control and intimidate the other partner through physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse. This is not only...

Resources for Abused Spouses

If you’re experiencing spouse abuse from your husband or wife, there are a wide variety of ways to get help. A simple hotline call or website can offer assistance with things like: •  Understanding the warning signs of abuse •  Planning for emergencies •  Finding...

What To Do After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Leaving an abuser is a major step toward re-establishing your well-being, and you’ve already shown a great deal of courage in doing so. You’ll still need to protect yourself and give yourself time to reclaim your life, however. Start by making a plan to help yourself...

Domestic Violence in Pop Culture: Red Flags in Classic Movies

Pop culture has a huge influence on our lives and behavior, from the things we like to the way we talk to our thoughts about the world. Love and relationships are no exception to that—many of our ideas about what intimate relationships and romance should look like are...

Types of Domestic Abuse

When we think of abusive relationships, we're most likely to think about physical violence that one partner commits against the other. While this type of abuse is a very real and serious problem, it's by no means the only type of abuse that can happen between two...

How To Prevent Domestic Violence

Even if you haven't experienced domestic violence yourself, you can still play a role in the prevention of domestic violence and helping survivors of domestic violence.  ●  If You See Something, Say Something. Often, we underestimate the power that we have as...

Common Myths About Domestic Abuse

In spite of how common domestic violence is (approximately 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience it at some point in their lifetime), there's still a surprising number of widely believed myths surrounding domestic violence and domestic violence survivors. ...

How To Help Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence

Domestic violence doesn't just impact the individual who experiences it. For the estimated 3.3-10 million children who witness domestic violence every year, that trauma can result in serious long-term consequences. The potential effects of domestic violence on...

Who Is Most Affected by Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and survivors of domestic violence encompass every gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. However, some groups experience domestic violence at higher rates than others. Studying these demographic trends can help...

How To Leave an Abusive Relationship

Leaving an abusive relationship is rarely as easy or simple as most people would like to believe it is. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, it takes domestic violence survivors an average of seven attempts to leave their abusive partner before they...

What Is the Cycle of Abuse?

The cycle of abuse is a term that refers to the cyclical nature of domestic violence. While specific incidents of domestic violence are usually unexpected, in general, domestic violence often tends to follow predictable patterns. The Cycle of Abuse (also known as the...

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