Citizen of the Week: Shelah Harper

How the Germantown resident turned the tragic loss of her daughter into a two-decade campaign to prevent teen dating violence in Philadelphia

By Brandon Dorfman

A House at the Heart of a Movement

Sojourner House, named after the human rights activist Sojourner Truth, has been a haven for women who have been abused for 33 years. The need—and what we know about it—has changed little since then.

By James Peterson

Guest Commentary: Let Them Speak

There have been 161 reported rapes in Philly already this year. Here, a victim of rape shares how the system has continued to fail her and other survivors.

By Grace Shallow

The Citizen Recommends: “Compilation of Love”

A new album featuring Philly musicians is raising money for Women Against Abuse and the survivors of intimate partner violence who rely on the organization’s life-saving services

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Fighting Domestic Abuse During Covid-19

The pandemic has survivors of domestic violence trapped at home with their abusers. France, Spain and others have figured out how to reach them

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Protecting Women From Gun Violence

Washington became the first state in the country to alert women when their abusers try to buy a gun. It’s one of many ways we could do more to keep them safe

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

When Doing Everything Is Not Enough

Two recent Philly tragedies beg the question: Are we treating separation violence like the epidemic it is?

By David A. Love

Problem Solving Must-Read: Pay Your Taxes at 7-11

Plus: Ending domestic violence with focused deterrence and saving lives by walking

By Stephen St. Vincent