A Whisper to a Scream: Capturing Domestic Violence on another Level

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Recycle To Help End Domestic Violence

The Violence Against Women Act was a landmark victory when it was signed into law in 1994. Last month, the U.S. Congress again made history, voting to sustain funding to the Domestic Violence Hotline and other services, as well as enhancing it with added protections for survivors. Yet, even with these support systems in place more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day in the United States....more

Are you a victim/survivor of domestic violence/abuse?

FIFTY SHADES OF ABUSEBY#ONE VOICEAre you a victim/survivor of domestic violence/abuse?  ...more

Reeva Steenkamp

Hi everyoneI hope you are all enjoying the weekend.  I'm not sure if you all follow twitter but I have been asked to write my views on the Reeva Steenkamp/Oscar Pistorius case so here we go.  Deep breath!When the news broke on the day of love, Valentine's Day that Reeva had been murdered I was devastated I mean Oscar a murderer, no!  Oscar Pistorius to me was a hero, a man that had conquered his disabilities and gone on to have a fabulous career....more
No doubt to me Oscar Pistorius is  a narcissistic sociopath human "unbeeing"!!! His  incredible ...more

PLEASE HELP - Twitter suspend for raising awareness to domestic violence!

Hi everyone I really need your help please, twitter have suspended @evethomas40 again and despite saying that it would be 24 hours for @peaceworldeve and @amylucaseve it has now been 9 days! I have searched the internet and found a telephone number for twitter but its automated and goes dead when you press the key for support! ...more

Needing Advice...Child's Safety...With Other Parent. Please

I have been going through a nasty custody battle for 2.5 years. I was so ready for the emotional roller coaster to end. Was being the imperative word. The reason why I left my son's father is because he was emotionally abusive and becoming physically abusive. He'd burned my pajamas & journal one night and tried to leave me stranded in the mountains, he pushed me down to the ground with our son in my arms, he tried backing up the car while I was holding oru son and I was standing next to the seat with the door open....more

Reclaiming My Sense of Humor in the Wake of Abuse

Over the last few years, I have slowly get had to reclaim aspects of myself that were lost or beaten into submission figuratively and sometimes literally by my past relationships that were fraught with abuse and violence. One of the first things was my sexuality, which was reclaimed in a most unhealthy way. It has been a long list after that filled with things both small and large. I am able to wear what I want, eat what I want, have an argument if I want, and control my own time. But, it occurred to me yesterday that there was one thing I had never thought about. ...more
As a fellow survivor of abuse, and also someone learning how to be myself again, thank you for ...more

Through a Mother's Eye: The Reality of Domestic Violence

(from the blog "Paglalakbay sa Puso ng Isang Ina" which may be found at http://www.mabutingtao.com) Through a Mother's Eye: The reality of Domestic Violence      In my work, I have co-journeyed with a number of women and their families in situations of domestic abuse....more

I didn't leave after the first hit - A story of abuse.

A whole other lifetime ago, life was very different in our family. We didn’t have a lot of money, and things were really tight. When money is tight, so is patience, as well as everyday common decency. My then-husband (the Ex) and I thought nothing of our verbal sparring matches we held way back then. There were some nights when we screamed at each other through to the early hours of the morning. Eventually, those screaming fights escalated into something more physical....more

Telling my story for One Billion Rising's call to end violence against women and girls

I remember the moment he slapped me. If I listen hard enough, I can still hear the ringing in my ears. We both just stared at each other, shocked that he’d actually hit me....more