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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Vinny Vella

6 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Stay-at-home orders keep us safe against the risk of infection, but for those suffering from domestic abuse they are no safe haven. The city of Philadelphia is working to let people know that services are still avail...

Transitions Online

Hanna Liubakova

25 November 2019

Minsk, Belarus

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The Minsk-based organization Radislava runs a house for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. In a culture and a country that have yet to protect survivors of abuse, this house runs on privacy and an...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

24 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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For social service agencies, prioritizing well-being requires new procedures and a framework for understanding holistic wellness. The Full Frame Initiative has partnered with agencies in the states of Massachusetts an...

Appleton Post-Crescent

Jen Zettel

25 October 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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The murder of a woman in Wisconsin highlights a lethality assessment tool for law enforcement to use that’s designed to help domestic victims and authorities understand how much danger victims might be in and help pol...

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Durrie Bouscaren

6 June 2018

Papua New Guinea

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Volunteer advocates in Papua New Guinea are trained by the United Nations to be human rights defenders and are crucial links for women facing abuse to help them navigate through legal proceedings to get protection. In...

Burlington Free Press

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Elizabeth Murray

6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Lethality assessments have proven effective at avoiding domestic violence homicides and such a tool might have saved a Vermont woman who was murdered. The 11 questions help victims understand the danger they are in an...

California Health Report

Lily Dayton

2 May 2016

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Domestic violence victims often suffer in silence and do not have encouragement to find help. San Luis Obispo in California has created a program RISE that trains primary care physicians to identify signs of domestic ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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St. Paul, Minnesota, was the first in the nation to establish a shelter for battered women. Women’s Advocates was founded in 1974. In 1980, Minnesota also became the first state to implement a sentencing guidelines s...

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

14 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New Destiny Housing — the only nonprofit in New York City providing low-income rental housing specifically for domestic violence survivors is trying to make it easier for domestic violence survivors to leave their par...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In El Paso domestic violence cases are processed more effectively by having social workers, prosecutors, and law enforcement work together to get immediate support to the victims and hold the aggressor accountable.

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