24 10, 2016

How Men Can Help End Domestic Violence

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

'It’s up to us to speak up' When I was four years old, my father cracked me over the head with a rum bottle. It’s one of my earliest memories. I was defending my mother from one of my dad’s drunken, abusive tirades, and I was bold enough to step between them to protect her. [...]

4 10, 2016

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Around 4,000 women have died from domestic violence in the past year

By | 2016-10-04T16:29:40+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month in the United States. It is a subject that is largely ignored by mainstream media, given that three women are murdered every day in the US by their current and former partners, according to the Domestic Abuse Shelter. Some statistics show that as many as 4,000 women per [...]

23 08, 2016

4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

By | 2016-08-23T22:30:21+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship. She kept saying, “How did I get here? [...]