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Women Violently Choked by Partners Are Later Killed—But Doctors Miss the Signs

Physical signs of strangulation in cases of domestic violence are not as obvious as we’re led to believe—so victims can suffer lethal related injuries and are seven times likelier to later die of homicide.


This Is Why Women Can't 'Just Leave' Abusive Relationships

“If he was a monster all the time, perhaps it would have been easier to leave. But he could be kind and sensitive. And so I stayed."


'We Bring It on Ourselves': The Myths Silencing LGBTQ Sexual Assault Victims

If you're trans or queer, you're more likely to experience sexual assault or rape than cisgender or straight people. Experts say discussion of the problem is lacking—and certain myths about LGBTQ assault are to blame.


This Fashion Designer Uses Her Platform to Uplift All Women

Making clothes is more than just dressing models for the catwalk.


Domestic Violence Shelters Are Turning Away LGBTQ Victims

A report released today by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs details the dire scenario faced by a large number of LGBTQ domestic violence victims—but progress may be on the horizon.