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January 12, 2017

Dear Ned,

I’m dating a girl, and while my family and friends are cool with it, her family is pretty homophobic, and so we’ve had to keep it a secret from them. I’m okay with that, but she gets very clingy and controlling. She wants to know where I am all the time. She tells me that I need to dress a certain way, and once she threw away all my lipsticks because she didn’t like the colors on me. She texts me in the middle of the night, and I feel like I have to respond because she tells me that I’m the only one who loves her and accepts her as she is. She gets really jealous whenever I talk to anyone else, whether they’re a guy or a girl. The other day she secretly went through my phone to check who I was talking to. I kind of want to break up with her, but I’m worried about what she’ll do since she says she’ll kill herself if I ever leave her. What should I do?

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January 1, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes January as National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is still a misunderstood crime, yet the statistics on it are startling. In one year, 7.5 million people were stalked in the United States. [1] One in six women and one in 19 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime and 61 percent of female stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. [2]

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December 16, 2016

On December 18, 2016, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes International Migrants Day. Every migrant has a name, a story, and a reason to leave their home country. Many times, this reason is to seek better economic opportunities or to secure safety for oneself and one’s family – something to which many of us can relate. All migrants’ stories deserve to be heard, and the challenges they face need to be addressed – today and throughout the year.

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December 12, 2016

Gender inequality affects so many aspects of our lives. Women typically earn just 80 percent of what men are paid. [1] Health insurance companies are more likely to discriminate against women or deny providing us essential health services. [2] Women face greater adversity and challenges obtaining certain professional jobs and climbing to leadership positions in historically male-dominated professions, such as law and the sciences. [3,4]

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December 5, 2016

Every semester, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is enhanced by an inspiring, driven, and talented group of interns. This fall was no exception. Our work to end domestic violence is supported by interns and we are beyond thankful for their contributions. And now, let us introduce the fall 2016 dream team:

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December 2, 2016

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) applauds Congress for the passage of the Justice for All Act (JFAA), which makes critical improvements to the justice system for victims and the accused. Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Leahy (D-VT) and Representatives Poe (R-TX) and Costa (D-CA) worked in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to draft and pass this important bill.

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