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Don't ask why they stayed, but how you can help

Don't ask why they stayed, but how you can help

"Why don't they just leave?"

In cases of intimate partner violence (IPV), this is often the first question that family, friends and onlookers ask. There are many reasons why individuals stay with abusive partners, and financial concerns are often a major part of the decision to leave or stay. Considering the proposed cuts to U.S. domestic spending, it is imperative to recognize how IPV is linked with monetary challenges and thus why federal policies that support survivors and financially insecure individuals must be maintained.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is one federal policy that helps assist survivors of IPV. All of us know a survivor, whether we are...

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