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Esta Soler:
How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped)

TEDWomen 2013 · 11:10 · Filmed Dec 2013
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Esta Soler: How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped)
11:10 · Filmed December 2013 at TEDWomen 2013 · Subtitles available in 27 languages

When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies — from the Polaroid camera to social media — that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.

Violence and abuse prevention expert
In 1994, Esta Soler was among the key advocates for a US law to combat the devastating effects of violence against women. Today, her mission is global. Full bio
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