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How Social Stigma Silences Domestic Violence Victims

Why many domestic violence victims are reluctant to report Many domestic violence victims suffer in silence. Enduring a steady pattern of abuse and humiliation at home, they bravely attempt to present a solid exterior in public. Sometimes they pull it off; usually,...

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When Someone Else Controls the Money

A relationship with an abusive partner often devastates victims’ finances. Unfortunately, leaving such a relationship often requires money to build a new life. If you’re concerned about the way someone controls your money and resources, or those of someone you know,...

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Bought and Sold: How One Woman Survived Human Trafficking

Lee* met her trafficker when she was just 18 years old. He was 28. She told him she wanted to get into the escorting business. In her mind, it was a means to an end, with that end being staying away from the childhood home where her abusive mother and stepfather...

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6 Tips for Facing An Abuser in Court

Creating a safety plan for this instance may help alleviate fear Leaving an abusive partner is often not the last time a survivor is going to see him or her. When there are criminal charges being filed, an order of protection to be secured, a marriage that must be...

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. You can ask for a domestic violence restraining order if: A person has abused (or threatened to abuse)...

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The Dangers of Strangulation

At The Hotline, we often speak with people who don’t think they are being abused because they aren’t being hit, aren’t being hit with a closed fist or aren’t being physically abused on a regular or daily basis. While abuse can include frequent, violent attacks, abuse...

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