Two women in Colombo, Sri Lanka, attend a March protest calling for government action against domestic violence and rape.
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June 20, 2013 The first comprehensive global study to be conducted finds that domestic violence kills many women and leaves others with long-standing physical and mental health problems, including sexually transmitted diseases and depression.
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Actor Patrick Stewart.
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May 31, 2013 A young woman's question prompted an eloquent answer from the actor, who spoke of the abuse his mother suffered and the role men must play in stopping such cruelty. "Violence is never, ever a choice that a man should make," said Stewart.
A handmade poster at Wiconi Wawokiya.
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August 29, 2012 The Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. shelter serves more than 350 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Indiana University student volunteers participate at the Middle Way House fundraising events held in spring 2012.
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August 17, 2012 Hundreds of students from Indiana University volunteer at Middle Way House, a haven for victims of domestic violence.
Juanita Ryan (far left), Lori Westphal, Maureen Foster, Othelia Schulz, Karen Pagett, Delores Rosin, Kim Randall, Gladys Pearce. The sewing circle tries to help abused women and children start new lives.
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August 6, 2012 A sewing group makes soft necessities such as quilts and pillowcases to help abused women and children start new lives.
Inexperienced parents are most likely to react angrily to a crying baby.
February 6, 2012 About 300 babies die each year after being hospitalized for serious injuries, according to a new report. Researchers are testing ways to help parents cope with the anger and frustration that can be triggered by a crying baby.
July 12, 2010 Six people were killed and four wounded at a workplace shooting in Albuquerque, NM, the AP reports.
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