1 in 3 women have or will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. That’s a staggering statistic. Ophelia Metz is one of those women. When she opts to leave her cycle of violence, with her two children, she finds she has no place else to go, but into shelter. Sydell Thomas, a shelter worker, becomes Ophelia’s Advocate upon her arrival. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — it's closer than she thinks.

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  • 09/08/2018
    ***TRIGGER ALERT*** Portions of the video posted by a local newspaper show the woman repeatedly trying to get away. “Violence leaves marks. Not seeing them leaves femicides.”read more »

  • 31/07/2018
    “When I felt that happen, my first thought was that it was one of my friends … it was a really intimate touch. His hand went further than it should have so I was thinking, ‘There’s no way a stranger just did that.’ ”read more »

  • 30/07/2018
    "Most doulas agree that the issue of obstetric violence is especially severe for women of color, and that discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, and marital status are widespread in maternity care."read more »

  • 05/07/2018
    "Anti-trafficking campaigners said correctional facilities must do more to prioritise the safety and protection of inmates and ensure staff understand the vulnerability of their institutions to human trafficking."read more »

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developed by: Mario Concina