March 28, 2017
NNEDV: First, tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?
Jessica Raven: I’m Jessica Raven -- mom to one gender creative toddler and Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a local grassroots nonprofit working to make public spaces safer. I’m also the co-director of the Safe Bars program, which teaches bar staff to recognize and respond to harassment with the goal of making nightlife safer. In my life and in my work, I take a holistic approach to violence prevention by practicing respectful parenting, teaching communities to intervene when they witness harassment, working with men to build healthier masculinities, and showing up to all the rallies.
March 21, 2017
On March 21, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins the global community in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We recognize the importance of challenging racial injustice in our fight to end domestic violence.
“Injustice for one is injustice for all.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here are eight ways that you can fight racism in your community:
March 17, 2017
Since 2010, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has brought awareness to the intersection of domestic violence and HIV through the Positively Safe project. Positively Safe mobilizes domestic violence and HIV service providers and allies by building partnerships, increasing capacity, and enhancing linkage to care for persons exposed to domestic violence and HIV. At nearly double the national rate, 55 percent of women living with HIV have experienced domestic violence, and domestic violence victims have a 4x greater risk of contracting STIs, including HIV. [1,2]
March 16, 2017
“Victims of domestic violence are fleeing for their lives,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. “Funding cuts for support and services put lives and families at risk.”
March 7, 2017
On March 8, 2017, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) celebrates International Women’s Day, a global day of honoring women and the achievements of those who have fought for gender equality and for the rights of women and girls. We yearn for a world where peace and safety are the norm - where violence against women no longer exists. To create this world, global solidarity and action are a much needed force. NNEDV is part of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters, working to unite the women’s shelter movement globally to make change and end violence against women and their children. Through this network, we work with advocates around the world to make the world a secure place for women and girls.
March 4, 2017
At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we acknowledge the critical intersections between domestic violence, trauma, and mental health. Survivors of domestic violence are at higher risk to develop eating disorders due to trauma from violence.  During this year’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDA) (February 26 to March 4), we recognize eating disorders as public health issues and stand with survivors who battle eating disorders and other mental health issues caused by domestic violence.