Social class and education could not save her. My colleague and friend, despite all her vigilance, earned el derecho de descansar in her death by feminicidio. She fought for her life and lost.
Domestic violence is not just a “domestic” problem. You have the opportunity to be a champion for actions that will increase the safety, well-being and productivity of every employee in your organization by seeking to empower and support those who are subject to abuse at the hands of a spouse or partner.
When we re-envision gender-based expectations and imagine and practice into more roles for people of all genders, we begin to shift the fundamental cultural underpinnings of oppression. We were curious about how Black and Indigenous women, trans and gender non-conforming people and their allies might imagine freedom looking and feeling like in Wakanda, a place where liberation is the norm and anything is possible.
While volunteering at the U.S. / Mexico border, I heard stories that, even as a seasoned field worker, left me with a raging soul and a broken heart.
As we begin to navigate our escape as a country, it is helpful to understand Trump and his tactics for what they are: tactics of a perpetrator.
They fled violent husbands, hid in secret shelters, got divorces and started working—and now these women are the most at risk as the threat of U.S. withdrawal looms in Afghanistan.
I come to Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a mix of reverence for victims and survivors, celebration of the progress we have made and resolve for the work that remains ahead. This October, like all those before, I want to be intentional about how we demonstrate our allyship.
As the 2020 candidates have begun to roll out criminal justice reform proposals, we cannot forget the 219,000 women currently incarcerated in the United States. Tragically, women are often overlooked in plans meant to reduce the number of Americans held in jail cells or sent to prison each year.
We at Ms. magazine want women in prison to know they are seen and valued. Because domestic violence shelters can be almost as isolating as prisons—and often lack libraries or any reading material, just as many prisons do—we decided to include women in those shelters, too. That’s why we started the Ms. Magazine Prison and Domestic Violence Shelter Program.
When we discuss and understand the Public Charge Rule, let there be no question that it will harm some of the very most vulnerable in our society—including U.S. citizen children, survivors of domestic violence and recently arrived refugees and asylum-seekers who need a small measure of social support as they bravely make their way in a new country.