domestic violence

immigration

Domestic Abuse Victims in the Migrant Caravan Are Stranded at the US Border

The Trump administration will not allow refugees to claim asylum on the basis of domestic violence. That leaves women like Mirna Yolanda Contreras in limbo.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
12.5.18
editors letter

It's Time to Examine How Stalking and Abuse Affects Mental Health

This month, Unfollow Me is taking a closer look at the psychological effects of stalking and abuse on survivors.
Lindsay Schrupp
Zing Tsjeng
11.21.18
Unfollow Me

Should You Tell Your Ex's New Partner They're Dating an Abuser?

Social media makes it easier than ever to keep tabs on an abusive ex, but is it ever a good idea to warn their new partner about them?
Kate Lloyd
11.17.18
domestic violence

How Much Protection Do Protective Orders Provide?

Leaving a relationship can be extremely dangerous for domestic abuse victims. Domestic violence protective orders are intended to help women during this time—but advocates say the current system can also make them vulnerable to further abuse.
Kimberly Lawson
8.9.18
Unfollow Me

Unpacking the Dangerous Myths That Stop Women From Reporting their Stalkers

Three out of five British victims don't report stalking to the police. An anti-stalking expert debunks the damaging misconceptions that prevent women reaching out for help.
Sirin Kale
8.1.18
Unfollow Me

We Polled 12,000 People: Over a Third Said They've Been Stalked

Over a third of VICE UK followers on Snapchat told us that they had been stalked.
Zing Tsjeng
8.1.18
Unfollow Me

Stalking and Abuse Aren't Going Away. It's Time We Protect Victims

Unfollow Me is a new campaign investigating domestic and gendered violence in the UK—and what you can do to protect yourself and advocate for others.
Zing Tsjeng
Lindsay Schrupp
7.23.18
domestic violence

Gun-Related Domestic Violence Calls Increased 74 Percent, New Report Finds

Between 2016 and 2017, the National Domestic Violence Hotline recorded a sharp increase in calls where firearms played a role in domestic abuse.
Marie Solis
6.22.18
Op-Ed

Jeff Sessions Could Determine the Fate of Countless Abused Women. We Should Be Terrified

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to take domestic abuse off the list of reasons for allowing asylum in the US. In doing so, he would send untold numbers of women back to their abusers.
Chris Gelardi
6.8.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Brett Rossi on How Her Porn Career Was Used to Discredit Her Abuse Allegations

Adult film star Brett Rossi sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she was targeted by the media after filing a domestic violence lawsuit against her former fiancé Charlie Sheen, and why sex workers' stories need to be taken seriously.
Amanda Knox
5.23.18
How Does This Still Exist?

Domestic Violence Abusers Can Still Legally Purchase Guns

Currently, the Lautenberg Act bans those convicted of domestic violence from purchasing a gun, but there is still a major loophole in the law, which has not been addressed in 23 states.
Kimberly Lawson
3.23.18
domestic violence

What It's Like Running an Underfunded Domestic Violence Shelter

"We have to turn women away every day, which is like the worst feeling in the world.”
Stephanie Soh
3.22.18
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