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February 1, 2017

First loves are often exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Whether in middle school, high school, college, or beyond, navigating a romantic relationship for the first time can be challenging and confusing. Are we fighting too much? Are we hanging out too much? Are these feelings normal? It is hard to make these distinctions, especially because all relationships are different. Unfortunately, for too many youth this first glimpse into romantic partnerships is one that includes abuse.

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January 19, 2017

Funding to end violence against women is in jeopardy. Today, The Hill reported that the Trump team is considering cutting federal spending, including gutting all funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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January 12, 2017

Dear Ned,

I’m dating a girl, and while my family and friends are cool with it, her family is pretty homophobic, and so we’ve had to keep it a secret from them. I’m okay with that, but she gets very clingy and controlling. She wants to know where I am all the time. She tells me that I need to dress a certain way, and once she threw away all my lipsticks because she didn’t like the colors on me. She texts me in the middle of the night, and I feel like I have to respond because she tells me that I’m the only one who loves her and accepts her as she is. She gets really jealous whenever I talk to anyone else, whether they’re a guy or a girl. The other day she secretly went through my phone to check who I was talking to. I kind of want to break up with her, but I’m worried about what she’ll do since she says she’ll kill herself if I ever leave her. What should I do?

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January 1, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes January as National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is still a misunderstood crime, yet the statistics on it are startling. In one year, 7.5 million people were stalked in the United States. [1] One in six women and one in 19 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime and 61 percent of female stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. [2]

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December 16, 2016

On December 18, 2016, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes International Migrants Day. Every migrant has a name, a story, and a reason to leave their home country. Many times, this reason is to seek better economic opportunities or to secure safety for oneself and one’s family – something to which many of us can relate. All migrants’ stories deserve to be heard, and the challenges they face need to be addressed – today and throughout the year.

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December 12, 2016

Gender inequality affects so many aspects of our lives. Women typically earn just 80 percent of what men are paid. [1] Health insurance companies are more likely to discriminate against women or deny providing us essential health services. [2] Women face greater adversity and challenges obtaining certain professional jobs and climbing to leadership positions in historically male-dominated professions, such as law and the sciences. [3,4]

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