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Breaking the silence surrounding domestic violence

Breaking the silence surrounding domestic violence

To raise awareness about domestic violence in the Tweed Shire we have published four stories exploring the issue. If you need help, numbers to call appear at the bottom of this feature. Firstly, we talk with Tweed Police Detective Brendon Cullen [...]
Domestic violence fuels Houston author’s inventive historical novel

Domestic violence fuels Houston author’s inventive historical novel

Sometimes the story of how a work of art came into being can be almost — though not quite — as fascinating as the piece itself. This is the case of Playing St. Barbara, the debut novel by Houston fiction writer and journalist Marian [...]
Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Ohio lawmakers have reintroduced House Bill 297 (HB 297) to give a person employed in Ohio an opportunity to take unpaid leave from their job following a domestic violence incident. Reps. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) [...]
With trials postponed, Judge Carlos Cortez doesn’t appear on bench after family violence arrest

With trials postponed, Judge Carlos Cortez doesn’t appear on bench after family violence arrest

On Dec. 28, the couple had been drinking and began arguing about the location of Strother’s son’s medication, according to police. Strother told police that Cortez choked her several times and at one point dragged her by her hair [...]
The End to Hitting Women: Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence

The End to Hitting Women: Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misconstrued verses in the Qur’an by Muslims and non-Muslims alike is verse 4:34, the so-called ‘chastisement verse’. Those who claim that the verse allows husbands to hit their wives [...]
Remember this issue from the last legislative session? Domestic partner violence measure brought back for

Remember this issue from the last legislative session? Domestic partner violence measure brought back for

(4)    ”Temporary protection order,” an order restraining any family or household member an abusing party from committing any act of domestic abuse or an order excluding any family or household member an abusing party from the [...]
Canadian and Mexican Governments Committed to Addressing Family Violence

Canadian and Mexican Governments Committed to Addressing Family Violence

Sharing Best Practices to Prevent Violence ROME – Today, on the margins of the 14th Global Health Security Initiative Ministerial Meeting, Canadian Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, met with Dr. Mercedes Juan, Secretary of Health for Mexico, [...]
Domestic violence is a social, business and health priority

Domestic violence is a social, business and health priority

A woman comes to the doctor with depression, fatigue and insomnia. A co-worker stays late in the office even when there is not much to do. A sales associate appears tired and distracted. For each of these individuals, domestic violence — [...]
Staff column: Thankful for a safe home, free of domestic violence

Staff column: Thankful for a safe home, free of domestic violence

Sifting through upsetting statistics on domestic violence and learning the stories and scenarios that can lead to these troubling situations has really made me realize how thankful I am to have a safe, loving family. Over the past several weeks, [...]
Behind Closed Doors Part III: Finding hope to escape domestic violence

Behind Closed Doors Part III: Finding hope to escape domestic violence

Advocacy services work to combat, prevent domestic violence Domestic violence and abuse are difficult problems to solve, but there is hope. Before or after law enforcement steps in, a variety of advocacy services are available to help victims [...]