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Rihanna slams Snapchat for making fun of domestic violence issue
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Pop sensation Rihanna was outraged recently over an ad for a game, “Would You Rather,” of Snapchat that made fun of her 2009 domestic violence incident that she experienced during her relationship with American singer Chris Brown. The controversial ad asked users whether they would rather slap Rihanna or punch her former partner Brown. As […]

International Women’s Day: Most domestic violence cases are dismissed, leaving the victim vulnerable
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Looking at the important role that women play in the society, authorities and various organizations need to sit up and create an atmosphere where they feel safe and respected. Thus, a concerted effort is needed to address women-related issues like femicide, sexual harassment and domestic violence so that women are accorded the respect and recognition […]

Recognizing signs and symptoms of Vicodin abuse

A prescription narcotic, Vicodin is prescribed for relieving moderate to severe pain. In addition to providing noticeable relief in pain, the drug causes its user to feel a rush of euphoria and relaxation. A central nervous system (CNS) depressant, the drug works by blocking pain receptors in the brain and inducing a sense of ecstasy, […]

Spike in opioid-related inpatient stays among women
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When it comes to the American opioid crisis, men have traditionally been known to have a higher hospital admission rate. However, as per a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it seems like the female population across the U.S. has also caught up. According to the report, the period between […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Laws protecting domestic abuse victims

Friends and family can go a long way toward helping domestic abuse victims overcome worrisome circumstances, but laws can ensure protection that loved ones cannot always provide. While some rules exist to assist vulnerable populations certain advocates find more protections are needed for vulnerable domestic violence victims. The United States Congress passed two major laws […]

Indigenous women’s movement continues against odds in Argentina
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Though the struggle for women’s equality continues in the United States — while having overcome certain social issues of the past — other countries have yet to buttress gender equality. For instance, women in Argentina today enjoy a much higher standard of living than in the past. This is due to changes in the political […]

Defining the legal side of domestic assault
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In the state of Arizona, there are a number of different circumstances that can lead one to face formal legal allegations of domestic violence. These include parties coming forward, such as the child’s parents or perhaps females pregnant with children. Boyfriends and girlfriends can also be implicated legally as well. The officer who handles the […]

Women’s rights advocates: Role models for women and girls
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Women in many countries do not have the basic human rights that the women in industrialized countries enjoy. There are many brave women and men working to improve the lives of women around the world, often on a volunteer basis. Their names may not be familiar but their stories are inspirational. Pooja Taparia: A graphic […]

Shining a light on sexual abuse
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Filmmaker Amy Berg is has released a documentary called “An Open Secret,” which reveals new findings regarding sexual abuse of minors by powerful members of the Hollywood entertainment industry. In 2014 actor Michael Egan III filed lawsuits against four such individuals and all went on to deny the allegations. However, Egan is further detailing his […]

The relationship between domestic violence and mental illness
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As one may expect, domestic violence may lead to a number of mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder. Statistically speaking, more than half the women who suffer from a mental illness have previously suffered from sexual or physical abuse, either as an adult or child. Those instances have led to a number of different disorders […]

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