But it's not just the NFL struggling with this all-too-common issue. The Violence Against Women Act – a law attempting to reduce intimate partner violence both through judicial means and social interventions – turned 20 this weekend. Though the country has made progress since 1994, the issue hasn't gone away for women in the US. Here is where we are in 2014.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse and need help, consider contacting The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.
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Direction: Joe Posner | Music: "Break me" written and performed by Sharon Van Etten. Courtesy Jagjaguwar and Big Deal Music | Skin: Cristina Cerullo, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Joss Fong, Samantha Mason, Amy Piller, Adrianne Jeffries, Lauren Rabaino, Zenae Zukowski | Camera: McGraw Wolfman and Joe Posner | Research: Sarah Kliff | Thank you: Eden Rohatensky, Zeke Hutchins, Jon Natchez, Sharon Van Etten