Violence Against Women And Girls: The Shadow Pandemic

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women. -

Confinement is fostering the tension and strain created by security, health, and money worries. And it is increasing isolation for women with violent partners, separating them from the people and [...]

#FreeMarissa: One Year Milestone!

By Staff of Free Marrissa Now - Together, members of Stand With Nan-Hui, Love & Protect, California Coalition of Women Prisoners, and the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign recognized that [...]

In The Era Of The Hunger Artist, We’re Crowdfunding To Survive

By Matt Stannard, -

By Matt Stannard for Occupy, “People became accustomed to thinking it strange that in these times they would want to pay attention to a hunger artist, and with this habitual awareness the [...]

Changing Domestic Violence Culture One Quilt Square At A Time

By Victoria Law, -

Two hundred years ago, quilts were an integral part of the Underground Railroad. Abolitionists sewed patterns into the squares of their quilts. They then hung the quilts in their yards, [...]

One Group Has A Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else

By Marcie Blanco, -

In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population — from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide. As the [...]

Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal, Protests Continue

By Alisa Bierria, -

The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign supports Marissa Alexander’s self-determination to make the best choices she can while navigating the violent and impossible circumstances created by [...]

Marissa Alexander Supporters Correct Misleading Media

By Sumayya Fire and Aleta Alston-Toure', -

“We’re glad that Marissa’s name is still in the media,” said Sumayya Fire, member of Free Marissa Now, “but the headline should be ‘Survivor of Domestic Violence Saves Her Own Life, Still [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Free Marissa

By Staff, -

Supporters of Marissa Alexander emphasize that October is also the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration. They urge both anti-domestic violence and anti-mass incarceration activists to make [...]

Stand With Marissa, July 25-August 1

By Aleta Alston-Toure' and Alisa Bierria, -

Free Marissa Now and thousands of Marissa Alexander's supporters around the world are strongly disappointed that the Florida courts on July 18 denied Marissa a fair hearing to support her right [...]