Abuse

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is a Public Health Crisis

By NWHN Staff | Oct 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is a Public Health Crisis

In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual harassment in the workplace must continue, as sexual harassment is a health issue. 

Trumpcare and the Return of Rape and Domestic Violence as Pre-existing Conditions

By Sarah Christopherson | May 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Trumpcare and the Return of Rape and Domestic Violence as Pre-existing Conditions

Recent history demonstrates that even strong state protections may be insufficient in practice to help survivors of rape, sexual assault, or domestic violence.

Domestic Abuse and Brain Injury in Women

By NWHN Staff | Mar 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Domestic Abuse and Brain Injury in Women

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a concussion (a blow or jolt to the head) or loss of blood and oxygen supply to the brain.

Love = Respect, Not Violence!

By NWHN Staff | Feb 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Love = Respect, Not Violence!

1 in 3 girls in the United States is a victim of abuse from a dating partner. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and our goal is to raise awareness so young girls, who experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, can be in happy and healthy relationships.

Reproductive (In)justice: Women and Mothers in Prison

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Reproductive (In)justice: Women and Mothers in Prison

As Mother’s Day approaches and you make phone calls across the country, stop across town, or gather in the memory of a mother to honor and show your love, we ask you think about our mothers and women in prison.1 In many cultures and traditions, love is expressed through compassion, something not often shown to incarcerated women.

My Sister’s Keeper: Working to Reduce Domestic Violence and Gun Violence

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2014 | Comments Off on My Sister’s Keeper: Working to Reduce Domestic Violence and Gun Violence

On October 27, 2012 my sister Nina was found dead of a gunshot to her head. It was the worst day of my life, and has left a wound that will never heal.