A Call for Aid, Not Laws, to Help Women in Italy

Source: Nadia Shira Cohen | International Herald Tribune
August 20, 2013

Responding to the persistent problem of violence against women, Prime Minister Enrico Letta this month announced “very harsh, very tough” measures to counter domestic abuse and what he called “femicide,” the killing of women because they are women, often at the hands of current or former husbands... Read more »

How to Identify, Confront and Abolish Internal Fears

Kristie Kennedy, Staff Writer
February 2, 2013

How to Identify, Confront and Abolish Internal Fears By: Kristie Kennedy Have you ever taken the time to be still and examine the root cause of major fears holding you back from living a more fulfilled life? For many years, and even today, I battle with fear of failure. It was not until I stopped running... Read more »

Identity Theft

Medallio Green
June 12, 2012

We’ve heard of identity theft, but here is a slight refresher: identity theft it is a crime where an individual(s) obtains key personal information such as a Social Security Number for their personal gain. It can start with stolen mail, a lost wallet, a data breach, or a computer virus. Yes, even a... Read more »

Surviving the Streets

Annie Burton
December 7, 2011

Surviving can be a difficult and precarious challenge when you are a woman who has become homeless overnight as a result of domestic violence. The stark reality of homelessness on the streets can be as bitter cold as a New England Nor’easter where one is left alone to fend for one’s self. And sadly,... Read more »

Until Death Do us Part: When an Abuser Twists Sacred Vows

Annie Louise Burton
October 6, 2011

Since the dawn of time these words been recited: “Until Death Do Us Part” at the majority of wedding ceremonies. The sacredness and purity of these vows reflect a couple’s pledge of a love that can only be separated upon the death of the other. When taken from that perspective, these words commemorate... Read more »

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Thirty Years Never Looked So Young!

Annie Louise Burton
September 13, 2011

By Annie Louise Burton Thirty years never looked so young!  The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) is as robust, innovative and progressive as it was when birthed in 1981. That year twenty domestic violence programs joined together to provide services to victims of domestic... Read more »

A Painful Decision

Anne Louise-Burton
September 6, 2011

By: Anne Louise-Burton Domestic violence is all around us. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime (Tjaden, Patricia et al., 2000), and females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence (U.S. Department of Justice, 2006).2   Domestic... Read more »