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June 29, 2016

While some may argue that “hashtag activism,” or activism through social media, is not “real” or effective, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) disagrees. Through centering social change in social media, we can dismantle power structures that perpetuate injustices.

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June 27, 2016

This morning the Supreme Court held that a reckless domestic assault is a misdemeanor crime of violence, for the purposes of limiting access to firearms, in their opinion for the Voisine v. United States case. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) celebrates this decision as a victory for victims and survivors.

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June 27, 2016

Today is National HIV Testing Day. And while NNEDV stands with HIV organizations and promotes testing, we also recognize that for some individuals getting an HIV test can be impossible or dangerous. Women living with HIV face domestic violence at a rate higher than the general population, at more than 55 percent. [1] And women experiencing domestic violence have an increased risk for acquiring HIV because they may not be able to negotiate condom usage, may be forced to use drugs or have sex with other partners, or because their partner has sex with others. For some survivors, they may intentionally be infected as a way for their partner to maintain control, even if the survivor doesn’t know they are positive.

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June 23, 2016

Every year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducts the Domestic Violence Counts Census – a one-day, unduplicated count of the domestic violence services provided and requested on a single day. Through this year’s #DVcounts Census, we learned that while nearly 72,000 victims were served, there were also 12,197 unmet requests for services. Here are some additional key findings from this report:

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June 21, 2016

Online safety is a major concern for many Americans. According to a recent study, this concern is so prevalent that many refrain from engaging in online activities altogether. As technology continues to evolve, there is a call for increased awareness about privacy – particularly for survivors of domestic violence. Abusers often misuse technology in order to maintain power and control over victims, creating many security concerns. Though there are concerns over privacy and security, technology can also have a positive impact for survivors of domestic violence. Technology can increase the ability for victims to access information and resources, communicate with family and friends, and receive services:

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June 20, 2016

June 20th marks World Refugee Day, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) continues to stand by refugees who are fleeing violence or the threat of violence and seeking safety.

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