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As we are in the middle of the international campaign for Activism against Gender based Violence, I am reminded of how blessed I feel to have been able to leave the situation that held me in captivity for what felt like a lifetime. I am reminded of the millions of woman & children around the...
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Christina dealt with abuse from her father, who abused both her and her mother. Her mother has spoken about the abuse, saying there was an instance where she found Christina at the age of four with blood dripping from her face. She hoped that her story would encourage woman to continue to strive to be...
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Halle Berry admitted to being physically abused by a former boyfriend. She claims he hit her so hard her eardrum was punctured and she lost 80 percent of her hearing in that ear. Despite this, she went on to become a Hollywood star and an Oscar winning actress. For more on this incredible woman, click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halle_Berry
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This famous pop singer was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown. Brutal photos were released just after the incident showing the pop star with a swollen and bruised face. She still went on to continue her successful career and overcame the public scrutiny of her then abusive relationship....
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Tina Turner’s relationship with former husband Ike Turner is one of the most infamous abusive celebrity relationships ever documented. Turner’s ex-husband had nearly killed her on more than one occasion by brutally beating her repeatedly. Tina decided to stand up for herself and ended the abuse in 1976 after her husband had raised his hand...
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Madonna was raped on a New York rooftop when she was just 19.  She also suffered mental and physical abuse from her ex-husband Sean Penn throughout their four year marriage. She still went on to defy all odds and became one of the most successful singers of all time. To read more about this woman...
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Drew Barrymore suffered child abuse and neglect from her father John Barrymore.  Drew, growing up a child star, was also introduced to drugs, alcohol, and sex at an early age. She still went on to overcome her past and is still a sought after Hollywood actress and mother. For more about this very talented actress’s...
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Oprah grew up in poverty and was sexually abused at the age of 14.  Oprah Winfrey overcame her dark past to become one of the most successful and highly watched talk show hosts of all time. Her range of media enterprises has made her one of the richest self-made woman in the world. For more...
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La Toya’s husband Jack Gordon beat her badly. La Toya later advised other women: “If he hits you once, I promise you he will hit you again, so please walk away, please.” She managed to divorce him and continue with her life. For more about her struggle and perseverance to escape the marriage, click ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson
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Malala was a Pakistani schoolgirl who defied threats of the Taliban to campaign for the right to education. She survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for women’s rights, especially the right to education. To read more about this incredible woman’s story, click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai  
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