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NFL's Ray Rice allegedly beat fiancée and is now suspended

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has reportedly been suspended for two games after accusations that he beat his former fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious and dragged her out of an elevator.

Child bride who killed allegedly abusive husband to be executed

Tehran - Razieh Ebrahimi is scheduled to be executed after she shot her husband in the head while he was sleeping. She claims she suffered years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the man she was forced to marry.

Op-Ed: Subreddit on beating women shut down

Most of our readers and Digital Journalists would not stomach a site that advocates violence against women. Unfortunately one sub-sector of the site Reddit approved of and applauded violence against women until a recent shutdown.

Houston woman convicted of killing boyfriend with stiletto shoe

Houston - A woman was found guilty of killing her boyfriend by stabbing him at least 25 times with the heel of her nine-inch stiletto shoe. The 45-year-old defendant had claimed she was acting in self defence.

Man hits girlfriend with his anger management book during dispute

Spartanburg - A Spartanburg County man and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight that resulted in him hitting her with an anger management book and her cutting his arm with a box cutter.

Michigan woman charged with biting boyfriend's ear off

Macomb - A Michigan woman is behind bars after being arrested Saturday for allegedly biting part of her boyfriend's ear off during a heated domestic dispute.

UK pulls Pistorius betting ad; offers 'money back' if not guilty

London - After receiving a record number of complaints, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been ordered to remove a controversial Oscar Pistorius betting ad which offered customers "money back if he walks."

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children

No beer? Prepare to face the wrath of the ceramic squirrel!

North Charleston - A South Carolina woman allegedly beat and stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel after he failed to return home with a pack of beer on Christmas Day.

Evicted Illinois woman sets lethal booby traps for ex-boyfriend

Pekin - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," or so the saying goes, and one man in Illinois found that for him that was true when he kicked his woman out of the family home.

Luminaria Run against domestic and sexual violence Special

Destin - Shelter House of Northwest Florida presented the Luminaria Run to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, an annual run held at sunset, this weekend. The proceeds go to help fund the organization’s operations and efforts in aiding victims.

'Clare's Law' to roll out across England and Wales

London - A new law is set to be rolled out across England and Wales which will allow people to check the police records of their partners.

Op-Ed: Judge threw child victims in jail to gain testimony in abuse case

In order to secure testimony in a domestic violence case, a Colorado judge ordered the victims of the alleged abuse to be placed in jail after they refused to testify.

NFL star Adrian Peterson met son for first time just before death

Sioux Falls - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson had only met his two-year-old son one time -- at a Sioux Falls hospital before he tragically died Friday, a new report claims.

Op-Ed: Indian women — A rebound narrative on the nature of delivery

A number of my friends, on looking at the social amplifications that I have been putting forward, have asked me to give shape to the feminist cause in India, and I have some humble words.

Domestic violence soaring in India, woman beheads abusive husband

Underscoring the extremity of the violence against women in India, a woman beheaded her husband in the Sivaganga district after facing intolerable abuse from him.

In wake of gang rapes, India begins women-only transportation

In response to the disturbing gang rape incidents that made headlines around the world, India has begun instituting a women-only subculture.

Girls’ Night Out supporting domestic violence shelter Special

Destin - The ladies of Florida came out in style to wine and dine in support of Shelter House, a local domestic violence shelter on September 26th at an Arabian Nights themed event.

Spanish locksmiths refuse wife-beaters access to their homes

With the economic crisis in Spain, times are hard. Because of this more cases of physical and verbal abuse by husbands against their wives are happening. Two locksmiths are now trying to do something to help in the situation.

Op-Ed: Delhi gang rape — Appeal disrespects the dignity of Indian women

Delhi - The lawyers for the four men sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape that resulted in a young woman's death in India are now launching an appeal, and the world cannot have it or stomach it.

Viral video tackles culture of blaming rape victims in India

In a viral video tackling the disturbing rape and domestic violence behaviors in India, All India Bakchod provides clarity on the issue - cheerily blaming the victim.

Biden: House GOP a 'Neanderthal crowd' on women's violence issue

Slamming Republican congressional legislators in the House on their deliberations over the Violence Against Women Act, Vice President Joe Biden labeled them the "Neanderthal crowd."

George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, files for divorce

Sanford - George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, filed for divorce Thursday evening, just a week after appearing on national television about her strained marriage and pleading guilty to perjury.

50 Cent pleads not guilty to violence against mother of his child

Los Angeles - Curtis Jackson —known as rapper and actor 50 Cent — pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he kicked the mother of his child and destroyed property in her Toluca Lake, California, condo in June.

L.A. protest on Trayvon:'Our boys and girls have a right to live' Special

Los Angeles - Following a unanimous L. A. City Council resolution calling for a civil rights investigation into George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, Angelinos again rallied, demanding Zimmerman be jailed for what many Angelinos see as a cold-blooded murder

Ex-NBA player Craig Ehlo arrested on domestic violence charge

Spokane - Media reports out of Spokane, Washington state that former NBA player Craig Ehlo has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Domestic violence in India: Women's existence 'privatized' Special

As domestic violence and women's rights matters in India continue to make headlines in the international press, one woman is working to elevate the issues in a troubling and challenging environment.

Op-Ed: Yet another ludicrous report about violence against women

A new report by the World Health Organization claims a third of all women suffer domestic violence. If that sounds shocking, it is. Or would be, if it were true.

Wife sought lock change hours before death by abusive NYPD hubby

A woman trapped in an abusive marriage contacted a locksmith to have her front-door locks changed hours before her husband, an NYPD officer, gunned her down on a suburban Queens street.

Oscar Pistorius family 'shaken' seeing bloody bathroom photos

Pretoria - The family of Oscar Pistorius is "shaken" after seeing images that reportedly show the bloodied bathroom where the disgraced athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, law school graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp.
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Girls' Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
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Violence against women
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Finishing strong after dark.
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Lyon: Protest against  domestic violence.
Lyon: Protest against domestic violence.
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Fireworks closing the Girls' Night Out event benefiting the Shelter House.
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Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of domestic violence.
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Every year there is an estimated 1.3 million women who are victims of domestic violence. Meaning one...
Every year there is an estimated 1.3 million women who are victims of domestic violence. Meaning one in four will suffer at the hands of an abuser. Around 835,000 men also experience domestic violence from their domestic partners.
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Girls' Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
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Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of domestic violence.
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Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault charges after she allegedly ran down her 36-year-old husband in a parking lot after an argument over politics.
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Shelter House volunteers setting up for the race.
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Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of domestic violence.
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