April 20, 2017
Every semester, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is enhanced by an inspiring, driven, and talented group of interns. This spring was no exception! Our work to end domestic violence is supported by interns and we are beyond grateful for their contributions. And now, let us introduce the spring 2017 dream team:
April 17, 2017
Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are teaming up to raise awareness about domestic violence through the Share-A-Haircut program on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2. For every haircut purchased at one of the Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through a network of state coalitions and local programs nationwide.
April 14, 2017
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. This week, we acknowledge the need for greater understanding around the issue of parricide (which occurs when a child kills his or her parent), particularly as it relates to domestic violence. As we raise awareness on this topic, we stand in solidarity with children like Bresha Meadows, who are often overlooked as victims of domestic violence.
April 12, 2017
Lethal school shooting leaves three dead in San Bernardino County
On Monday afternoon, known domestic violence offender Cedric Anderson reportedly opened fire in an elementary school. Police are now referring to this crime as a “murder-suicide” – a term which fails to acknowledge the deadly consequences of domestic violence and the wider impacts in this case: one dead child and one child seriously injured.  Abusers often make specific threats to harm their victims, and those threats are frequently not taken seriously (see: Elonis v. United States).
April 10, 2017
Each year, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes anti-sexual assault work as an intrinsic part of working to end domestic violence, since domestic violence often includes some form of sexual violence. While the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone who is not a current or former partner of the victim, the root causes of all forms of gender-based violence are the same, so work to end one kind of victimization will have a positive impact and help end other forms of violence as well.
April 7, 2017
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes April 7th as World Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization raises awareness about depression, a disorder that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Survivors of domestic violence are nearly twice as likely to suffer depressive symptoms compared to women who have not experienced domestic abuse.  These symptoms include: a loss of energy, change in appetite, change in sleeping habits, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, indecisiveness, restlessness, feelings of guilt or hopelessness, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.