Some news stories that caught our eye this week:
- Cheers filled our offices yesterday when the president signed the Violence Against Women Act. This article is a good summary of why we’re so excited about this.
- The photo essay “Photographer As Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence” featured in Time Magazine is getting a lot of criticism from viewers. What do you think about this approach to shedding light on the reality of domestic violence? (Trigger Warning)
- Returning an abducted child to their home country seems like a good thing, right? Often it is. But what happens when the abductor is a parent trying to keep a child safe from an abuser? Research shows that “many abductions are actually flights to safety.”
- Singer Thao Nguyen shares how she’s been influenced by the women she’s met in California State Prisons “who have lifted and inspired and taught me things I wouldn’t learn with anyone else.”