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Did You Know That Pakistan’s Islamic Council Wants To Legalize Domestic Violence?

The global community was recently outraged by legislation passed in …

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How Being a Father Against Violence Makes You a #TrueDude

Sixteen years ago, I stepped into a role that I …

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An Alarm Bell is Ringing

When I last checked the Internet, the now-famous letter from

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Guest Blogger: The Trek for Water: How Scarcity Impacts Girls in Impoverished Regions

Elizabeth, many girls and women often travel in darkness to water sources so they can return before sunrise. During this time, they are more susceptible to violence and sexual assault. In Zambia and other countries, girls know there is a risk of rape every time they leave their homes to fetch water. But neglecting their water collecting duties, or waiting until a safer hour of the day, are not choices these women are allowed to make.
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Who is really paying for a $10.00 manicure?

FUTURES's General Counsel, Linda A. Seabrook comments on the recent revelations of the mistreatment of manicurists in major urban centers. She highlights how the Workplaces Respond initiative can help create safe and resilient workplaces for manicurists, as well as for all low-wage and tipped workers.
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Paving the way for change on Worker’s Memorial Day

FUTURES Staff Attorney Aaron Polkey discusses the importance of creating safe workplaces on Worker's Memorial Day and beyond.
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Sexual assault can happen in relationships, too.

FUTURES Health Program Director Anna Marjavi and La Clínica del Pueblo highlight the fact that even women in long-term relationships can be vulnerable to sexual abuse.
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Speaking out against sexual assault through Mudderella!

Former FUTURES intern and college sexual assault prevention advocate Juliette Verrengia writes about her experience participating in Mudderella!
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When it comes to ending college sexual assault, we ALL need to be leaders

FUTURES Intern Elizabeth Wilmering reflects on her about her experience visiting the White House with other campus leaders to discuss the prevention of college sexual assault.
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We need YOUR help to win a Webby!

Our That's Not Cool website aimed at ending teen dating violence is up for a 2016 Webby Award! Vote today to help us win.
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Why we need to empower every girl across the globe

FUTURES' Senior International Policy Advocate Leila Milani explains why the the newly-released U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls is so critical to ending gender-based violence worldwide.
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Why I Participate in Mudderella

Guest blogger Cindy Knight talks about her experience participating in Mudderella and what the cause means to her.
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What International Women’s Day Means to Me

Guest blogger and McCain Institute Fellow Francine Nabintu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo writes about what International Women's Day means to her.
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What Domestic Violence Survivors Need to Know About Affordable Health Care

Guest blogger Lena O’Rourke outlines steps survivors need to take to get access to affordable health care coverage ANY TIME during the year.
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Oscars Shed Light on Sexual Abuse and Violence

FUTURES Director of Communications Marsha Robertson says her favorite moments from the 88th Academy Awards are also the ones that shine a light on gender-based violence.
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Putting the Heat on the NFL During Super Bowl 50

This Super Bowl 50, we're putting the heat on the NFL with our new #BeAModelMan campaign with The Representation Project.
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Simple Actions You Can Take to Help End Teen Dating Violence

FUTURES' Sarah Hyde gives us some easy actions to take to promote healthy relationships during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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Driving Awareness of Human Trafficking, At Home and Abroad

Leila Milani from the FUTURES policy team outlines the need for education and policy change to help end human trafficking.
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Underreporting tells a larger story when it comes to college sexual assault

A new study from the Bureau of Justice suggests high levels of sexual assault on college campuses, and low levels of reporting to schools and law enforcement.
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How the $1.8 Trillion Budget Package Will Help Prevent Violence Against Women

Learn more about how the $1.8 trillion budget passed by Congress will help prevent and end violence against women.
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Guest Post: I’m 9,000 Miles Away From Home!

Get to know Francine Nabintu, our FUTURES fellow and McCain Institute Next Generation Leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo!
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16 Days of Activism is Ending, But Our Commitment to Education Isn’t

While 16 Days of Activism is coming to a close, FUTURES will continue our commitment to helping women and girls across the globe reach their full political, social, and economic potential.
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How to Support Women Living with HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

Over 60 percent of HIV-positive women have been sexually abused—five times the rate in the general population. Learn how to make a difference on World AIDS Day and beyond!
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Most Inspiring Moments from Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015!

Our director of communications shares her most inspiring moments from National Domestic Violence Awareness month this year.
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Leveraging Sports to Help Break the Cycle of Violence

From our Teach Early campaign to our partnership with the mud obstacle event Mudderella, learn more about the ways FUTURES is leveraging sports to help end gender-based violence.
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Guest Blogger: Supporting Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Guest blogger Surabhi Kukke, MPH discusses the importance of supporting women living with HIV/AIDS.
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Thanks to Sportswriters Who Speak Out!

A heartfelt thank you to all of the sports writers out there who are speaking out against domestic violence!
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Making a Difference on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Be a changemaker in your community this Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
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New Sustainable Development Goals Announced

Wendy Gutierrez from our policy and advocacy team explains the new Sustainable Development Goals and how they address global gender-based violence.
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Is the International Violence Against Women Act the solution?

How will the International Violence Against Women Act help end global gender-based violence? Leila Milani from our policy team explains.
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New Online Quiz Helps Teens Draw the Line on Digital Dating Abuse

FUTURES' new digital quiz 'Cool Not Cool' helps teens draw the line on teen dating abuse.
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Note to Baylor: Character Matters

What the handling of a rape case at Baylor University tells us about rape culture on campuses across the country.
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Coaches doing the right thing

Let's salute coaches who are standing up to violence against women.
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Survivors of Domestic Violence Can Now Get Access to Health Coverage Any Time

Guest blogger Lena O’Rourke, Founder and Principal of O’Rourke Health Policy Strategies, writes about an exciting new policy update that increases survivors' access to affordable health coverage.
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Thank a Mom, and Support FUTURES!

Thank a mom, and support FUTURES with Macy's new digital #MacysLovesMom campaign.
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Top Ten Moments at the 2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Top ten moments from the 2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
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Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault Cases?

FUTURES Campus Fellow Tess Cody explains why she believes that colleges and universities should respond to sexual assault cases, rather than the criminal court system.
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Using Communications to Help End Violence Against Women

Alana Garvin from our policy team talks about best practices and trends for creating effective communications material to help end violence against women across the globe.
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Vice President Biden Speaks About Domestic Violence and Health

President and Founder of FUTURES Esta Soler talks about her exciting experience introducing Vice President Joe Biden at the Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
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Guest Post: Raising Awareness of Abuse in Later Life

Bonnie Brandl and Chic Dabby highlight the widespread, but often hidden problem of elder abuse.
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On International Women’s Day Let’s Push to End Global Gender-Based Violence!

This International Women's Day, let's urge Congress to prevent violence against women and girls worldwide.
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Guest Post: Tips and Resources for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Guest blogger Barri Rosenbluth shares her tips and resources for spreading awareness during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
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Leveraging Social Media to Talk to Teens About Dating Violence

We're sharing our social media tips for talking to teens about dating violence and abuse.
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5 Reasons To Do A Mudderella Event in 2015!

The top five reasons you should participate in a Mudderella event in 2015!
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Guest Blog Post: Engaging the Health Care Community to End Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month, and an ideal time to create a dialogue about this serious issue. Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking have severe adverse effects on the health, development, well being, and human rights of vulnerable young people in the United States and globally.
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Guest Blog Post: This International Human Rights Day Let’s Talk About Violence Against Women

Guest blogger Kendra Tappin discusses the importance of creating an open dialogue about the prevention of global gender-based violence.
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Winners of the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge Announced

Announcing the winners of the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge.
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Guest Blog Post: Using Technology to Create Safer Public Spaces for Women

Guest blogger Kalpana Viswanath talks about Safetipin, a phone app that leverages user-generated data to evaluate the safety of public spaces in India.
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Guest Blog Post: Exploring the Intersection Between Domestic Violence and HIV

On World Aids Day, guest blogger Surabhi Kukke explores the intersection between domestic violence and HIV.
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