Topic: Domestic Violence
Citizens of the Week: Mazzie Casher and Steven Pickens
The former high school friends launched Philly Truce, an app, event series and neighborhood watch to interrupt gun violence — because everyone has to work for peace in the city
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
When Doing Everything Is Not Enough
Two recent Philly tragedies beg the question: Are we treating separation violence like the epidemic it is?