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India’s ‘School for Justice’ teaches human trafficking survivors to be lawyers

As a young girl in Kultali, India, Lata went further in school than most girls in her village. But at 16 years old, her education was cut short — she married a boy who sold her to a brothel two months after their wedding. She felt like she had no future. Fortunately, Lata escaped sex trafficking. […]

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TMC Presenting at Victim Support Europe 2017 in Dublin

Transcendent Media Capital (TMC) are delighted to announce that its CEO, Peta Milan and its Executive Partnerships Director, Davina James-Hanman are presenting at the Victim Support Europe 2017 conference in Dublin on May 17th, 2017. We will be facilitating a workshop for NGO attendees on “Funding – Selling your message: A model for successfully selling […]

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Domestic Violence is Terrorism with More Victims

When news of an active shooter inside an elementary school broke on Monday morning, it triggered panic and alarm. For residents of San Bernardino, California, a community still reeling from the trauma of a terrorist attack that killed 14 people less than two years ago, it was as though a fresh wound had been ripped wide […]

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Woman Exiled For Calling The Police On Her Abusive Ex in Missouri

When Rosetta Watson, a black woman with disabilities living in Maplewood, Missouri, needed protection from an abusive ex-boyfriend, she did what she was supposed to do: She called the police. On four occasions between 2011 and 2012, she contacted local law enforcement, telling authorities that Robert Hennings hit, shoved and choked her. Watson wanted relief from […]

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“Penis Seat” on Mexico City Metro Highlights Sexual Harassment

  Women who regularly commute on public transit are all too familiar with the sexual harassment experienced by female passengers. In fact, in New York City alone, more than 458 sex crimes were reported during the first half of 2016. And so, to shine a spotlight on this horrible (yet common) problem, a new style […]

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“A Better Man” documentary focuses on the abusers

Attiya Khan’s documentary A Better Man has a mission and that is to empower its audience to join the movement to END violence against women.  “I desperately want domestic violence to stop. Art, storytelling, and deep, painful conversations are an integral part of the solution. By getting closer to the truth of what survivors experience, […]

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Recognizing impacts of childhood trauma in the justice system

Trauma is something that Michael knows all too well. He says he was about four years old when he and his siblings were first apprehended by child protection services. “There was lots of violence in my home,” he says. After being removed from his home multiple times, he and his sister were sent to live at separate […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Offers A Rare, Nuanced Portrayal Of An Abusive Relationship

*Spoilers Ahead*  HBO’s miniseries “Big Little Lies” is a story about the complex inner lives of privileged women, wrapped up in a murder mystery set in a wealthy seaside town. Amidst the stunning vistas and unraveling whodunit plot line, viewers are witnessing something rarely seen on screen: A thoughtful portrait of an abusive relationship.  The […]

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Domestic Violence Still Not Grounds For Divorce In Mississippi

A bill that would have added domestic violence to the list of legal reasons a person can get a divorce in Mississippi died in a House committee on Tuesday after its chairman, state Rep. Andy Gipson (R), said it could open “the floodgates” to more divorces. “If there’s a case of abuse, that person needs to […]

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Why It’s Entirely Legal for a Man to Rape His Wife in India

In India’s constitution, under The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2013, you can find the chilling statement: “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape.” India is not alone. There are 48 other nations today where a husband can legally […]

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