By Hillary Jackson - While orders to stay at home aim to keep people safe by stopping the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, for those who experience domestic violence, quarantine can be dangerous. “Isolation is one of the key tools that abusers
When the battered women’s movement of the 1970s brought national attention to domestic violence, it was led by women who fought for greater protections and resources for each other and for themselves. Organizers sought stricter enforcement of existing laws, the
The Salvation Army in Seattle runs three programs to battle domestic violence. By Kate Daniel - Ciara Murphy’s clients are more than victims. They are women, men and children who have persevered through violence and pain inflicted upon them by their partners and
With no identifying signs and a large gate, a Florida domestic violence shelter helps people heal. Sometimes people just snap. Zagorka, an immigrant from Yugoslavia, married in 1958 in a traditional Eastern Orthodox Christian ceremony in Macedonia. They had two sons, one
Undocumented and abused, a woman finds safety When I first met Sophia* she spoke openly about music, faith and even politics, but whenever I asked about her, I received brief, one-word answers. How are you? “Oh I am blessed,” she said.