Did 14,000 Women Die from Domestic Violence in Russia Last Year?

We’ve read about Vladimir Putin’s rising authoritarianism. It’s time to read more about violence against women—and how that oppression correlates with national insecurity, terrorism and stunted economic growth.

Q&A: Lawyer Heather McCabe on Creating and Sustaining Progress for All Families Under Trump

McCabe turned her rage from election day into resistance—and the motivation to help impact positive change through political action.

Giving Voice to Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Violence

As a trans survivor of sexual and emotional abuse, Lexie Bean has spent a lot of time trying to make sense of their own body.

Sexual Violence Shouldn’t Be a Risk of Being a Humanitarian

86 percent of humanitarian aid workers report knowing a colleague who has experienced sexual violence in the course of their work.

Negotiating Safety: Healing Through a Contact Sport

There are so many ways that people negotiate the world—but being hit on a regular basis tends to be far from the expected norm.

Russia Just Legalized Domestic Violence

Millions of lives were put at risk in January when Russia’s lower house of parliament voted 368-1 to decriminalize some domestic violence charges. Today, President Vladimir Putin signed it into law.

We Must Protect the Violence Against Women Act

Thanks in large part to VAWA, survivors are more supported when they come forward—but this law and the survivors it protects are now in jeopardy.

Donald Trump is Facing Another Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Summer Zervos, one of the multiple women who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, is now suing him for defamation.

A Creek, a Murder and a Feminist Eye on the Geography of Violence

The April 2016 murder of second-semester dance and theater major Haruka Weiser at Austin’s Waller Creek was, and remains, a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. And yet, we must see this killing as part of the far more pervasive and largely unrecognized work of violence.

No Justice: When Abuse and Incarceration Intersect

Women don’t just face the prison industrial complex. They face a prison abuse complex—and their untreated victimization puts them at higher risk for incarceration.

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