In the words of Yuan Feng: “Different sectors need to work together to fight domestic violence”

Our organization uses many approaches to fight violence against women. One is research and analysis. For example, we research how the media covers domestic violence and how the court defines it. Another area of our work is “capacity building”. [That means] we help people understand domestic violence and the degree of danger that victims face. […]

Convicted Domestic Abusers Will No Longer Be Able To Own Guns In New York State

The New York State Legislature passed a bill last week that would prohibit convicted domestic abusers from buying and owning all guns. The legislation requires convicted domestic abusers to surrender all firearms, closing a loophole in previous legislation that required abusers to surrender only handguns. In addition, New York law previously stated that domestic abusers convicted […]

Don’t Confuse Love & Abuse

When we enter into a serious relationship with someone, none of us expects to be treated badly. We are attracted to the positive qualities in a potential partner, we feel passionately towards them, we often ignore or fail to see any negative attributes, and we fall in love. But there is something else that influences […]

Rob Porter’s Ex-Wife Jennie Willoughby Just Wrote a Powerful Essay About Violence—and Not Being Believed

Last week two men in the White House were felled by domestic-violence allegations. One, David Sorensen, was a speechwriter; another, Rob Porter, a top aide. Porter had kept his job despite two ex-wives telling the FBI that he’d physically and mentally abused them. Both men would go on to resign—but on Friday President Donald Trump […]