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5 Things Domestic Violence Advocates Can Do to Support Survivor Access to Health Care

Open enrollment for health coverage is happening now!

Despite all …

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From #MeToo to #HowIWillChange, Men Can Prevent Abuse

If someone asked me #HowIWillChange when I first joined FUTURES …

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Using Mainstream Media to Talk to Teens

I don’t need to tell you that mainstream media has …

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In Case You Missed It, We’re Complicit: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Perpetrators of sexual harassment do not act in a vacuum. …

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3 Things I Learned at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Sixteen preconference institutes, 75 workshops, 4 plenaries, 2 keynotes, and …

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When Will It End? Domestic Violence, Guns, and Women

Although the shocking facts of the Las Vegas mass shooting …

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These Three Statistics About Domestic Violence & Health May Surprise You

We know that intimate-partner violence (IPV) is a leading health …

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Honoring Workers This Labor Day and Ending Sexual Violence

Sexual harassment and sexual violence occur in the workplace at …

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Murder in Charlottesville: Warning Signs Ignored…Again

For those of us who pay attention, it was no …

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Back to School: A To-Do List for Preparing Teens for Healthy Relationships

School is officially back in session, and as many of

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Immigration: We Can Balance Support with Security

While many incoming freshmen college athletes are looking ahead and …

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Five Years Since Steubenville: Five Important Lessons

Today marks five years since the highly disturbing sexual assault

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Small Town with a Big Heart: How I Met an Unsung Hero

A few weeks ago, I traveled from my home in …

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Let’s Snatch Violence and Intimidation Out of Congress

Imagine the following outrageous scenario:

A man disagrees with a …

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Vast Majority of Female Murder Victims Killed By Partners: New CDC Report

Forget “stranger danger.”

More than half of the women murdered …

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Connecting the Dots Between Sports, Gender, and Relationships

This is a guest post from a recent participant of

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On Campus Sexual Assault Prevention, Being Ready, and Getting Energized

This is a guest post from a recent participant of

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How Dads Can Play a Key Role in Ending Gender-Based Violence

Meet Paul Bancroft – a California dad with a daughter …

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4 Highlights from Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During the month of April, we launched #KeepMeSafe in an …

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May Day: Honoring Our Workers

Today marks May Day—or International Workers Day—sparked in 1886 by …

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How Congress Can Prevent Sexual Violence and Cyberbullying Among K-12 Girls

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, FUTURES co-hosted a …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Locker Room

We all know that “locker room talk” is not only …

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What “Big Little Lies” Got Right About Domestic Violence

I was impressed, and maybe a little surprised, to see …

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#KeepMeSafe

“This will always be the story of my freshman year,

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Advice from a Survivor: Asking for Help

Help is something that’s hard to ask for. It’s not …

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Don’t let health bill harm domestic violence victims

This piece was originally distributed by Tribune News Service and
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Uber Isn’t Unique When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Shock, dismay, anger – my social media was buzzing about …

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This is What Youth Activism Looks Like

If there is one thing that every kid in America …

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Take 2 Minutes to Help Prevent Sexual Assault in Schools

UPDATE: This campaign has now ended. Thank you for your

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5 Signs of a Healthy Teen Relationship

You’d be hard pressed to find a teen who isn’t …

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The Local Fight to End Human Trafficking

Before FUTURES, I worked in a legal services office in …

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Pink Hats and a Teachable Moment

“Why is everyone wearing a pink hat?” the woman asked …

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Thankful for the Heroines Who Are Gone but Not Forgotten

On the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, we remember and honor four women who fought for social justice.
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FUTURES Has a New Resource That May Work For You!

When I first met Ari, we were freshman in college- …

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Celebrate VAWA’s 22 Years of Empowering Women with Esta Soler’s Inspiring TED Talk

This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation that has drastically changed how society views domestic, sexual, and family violence. Previous to this shift in culture, most legislators thought of the issue of …

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What I learned from leading a girls empowerment group in Zambia

I was a community development volunteer in rural Zambia for …

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Reshma Quereshi: A Powerful Advocate of New York Fashion Week

Reshma Bano Qureshi, a teenager from India, walked for a …

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If You Think Child Marriage Doesn’t Exist in the US, Think Again.

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age …

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How Pets are Caught in the Crossfire of Domestic Violence

For the last 3 months, I have been on an …

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