domestic violence

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What You May Have Overlooked in the VAWA

Over the past years, the severity of domestic violence has finally been grasped by society. The transition of the understanding of domestic violence from household conflict to serious crime can be attributed to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA has been praised for its role in protecting victims and ensuring that abusers are […]

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At QC, Domestic Violence Awareness Day celebrates women’s empowerment

Many Queens College students wore purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Oct. 15 as they attended the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” ceremony in the purple-painted Rosenthal Library clock tower. The ceremony was a celebration of QC’s partnership in New York State’s campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The campaign […]

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Marching against Domestic Violence and for hope

The entire month of October is designated for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as such, events are occurring at Queens College relating to the issue of domestic violence. Women & Work, which refer to themselves as a “free job-skills and life-management training program for women,” at QC, led a march on The Quad on Oct. […]

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Mother and daughter duo advocate for domestic violence survivors

For years, Martha Zupanic, did not know how to escape her physically and emotionally abusive husband. After decades of a marriage full of pain and suffering, broken bones, hospital stays and fragile children, one day, she decided enough was enough. “I didn’t want this man in my house anymore — it’s mine; my family, not […]

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