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Here is the second part of our interview with Merril Cousin, Executive Director of King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. What are the current pressing issues? I think the whole family law arena is the most commonly cited problem from providers and survivors. I think a lot of it stems from the adversarial system that […]






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Stirring the Fire is dedicated to highlighting women around the world doing ground-shifting work and bringing their stories to you. We are excited to start including more local women doing similar work of this caliber. We recently interviewed Merril Cousin, Executive Director of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, asking her about the depth […]






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Kathleen Milliken (Schmidt) is by any accounts a strong woman. When you meet her she is vivacious, full of energy and drive. What you wouldn’t necessarily guess is that she is a survivor of domestic violence until she tells you with passion and pride what she has accomplished since leaving the relationship 15 years ago; […]






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Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) has been working for 30 years in East King County to help survivors of domestic violence (DV) along their path to safety and raise awareness within local communities of this wide-spread social problem. Started in 1982 by volunteers moved by two consecutive DV homicides in the Bellevue area, EDVP has […]






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December 10th is Human Rights Day; a day to acknowledge the significant human rights abuses still happening around the planet, but also a day in which to recognize the powerful efforts individuals and organizations around the world are making to address these brutalities. One such organization is the Roj Women’s Association. Founded in 2004 in […]






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EDWON : Empower Dalit Women of Nepal With an office in Boston, MA and a field office located in Nepal, EDWON works to empower the low caste Dalit women of Nepal by enabling them to fight for their human rights and raise their standard of living.  EDWON encourages women to work together to end domestic […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell concludes the trip for you below. Over the last nine days the Stirring the Fire team did some archeology amid the picturesque fields, beautiful […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. Alejandra spoke with pride of the young Guatemalan women’s transformation into powerful leaders in their communities. Guatemalan girls “have […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. As I knelt down and searched the bright brown eyes of a little Mayan girl, I saw a future […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. During a powerful and eye-opening week of travel, interviews and filming in Guatemala, we have had the privilege to […]






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