The former prosecutor has faced renewed backlash after the release of Ava DuVernay's stunning Netflix limited series, "When They See Us."
They're assumed to be criminals themselves, or can't get help in their own language.
This kind of portrayal relies on a negative shock factor that may undermine its effectiveness.
Yet, guns actually place domestic violence victims at great risk. Statistics show that domestic violence is more likely to
We, as a diverse community, must let Diamond know that she too deserves her time to grieve and to navigate the next few hard months in her own way. As best we can, we must help lift that pressure to be strong and resilient when sometimes grieving may be all she can do to get through the days, hours and minutes.
The homeless system can best be described as a tangled web, within a tangled web, within a tangled web. It can be extremely difficult to navigate.
…And this desire to protect male power and vilify women. You see it in our film: the incredible backlash that survivors face
Last week's indictment represents hope for Bill Cosby's more than 50 victims -- hope that justice is possible even decades later. Justice that every survivor deserves.
Many things need to change in our society before killings like those in Colorado and California end. We absolutely need decisive action on gun violence, for a start. But we also know that we can help reduce the daily bloodshed in our society by intervening sooner and supporting victims more fully.
The last 12 months were a watershed for domestic violence. Famous athletes faced real scrutiny for the acts of violence they committed, survivors took control of the conversation with a viral hashtag, purple nails expanded the dialogue nationwide, and there were also incredible advocacy wins.
It can be hard to understand how seeking safety can first lead to danger. When victims choose to leave a domestic violence situation, they have made one of the most courageous choices imaginable. Few people realize just how dangerous the week victims choose to leave truly is.
Kathy's counselor helped her realize that the trauma of her childhood sexual abuse had resurfaced because she was now bringing her own child into the world. With therapy, Kathy was able to come to terms with the abuse and finally begin to heal.
When you see a homeless young person like Mike on the street, you don't see the trauma he has suffered after years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Domestic violence is learned behavior. When society looks away or treats it as a private matter, it reinforces the behavior. By taking a stand against abuse, employers can lead the way to a society free of domestic violence.
Unaccompanied minors have risked their lives to find safety in our country. And I urge you to speak out on their behalf, so that everyone has a better understanding of their plight and the need for a more proactive, thoughtful and compassionate response to this humanitarian crisis.
I'd like to share the story of Kira Kazantsev, who was recently crowned Miss New York 2014 and who is raising public awareness about domestic violence.
Safe Horizon is the country's largest provider of supportive and healing services, from the youngest to the oldest victims of crime and violence. Through our experience we knew that what happened to Sarah was all too common.
Join me in marking World Social Work Day by letting social workers know that you appreciate everything they do to strengthen our communities, knowing that they often pay a real price for doing so.