December 16, 2014
Washington, DC -- Last night, President Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2015 Funding bill (called the Cromnibus) which includes vital investments in programs that address domestic and sexual violence, including the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).
Specifically, the legislation releases an amount from the VOCA Crime Victims Fund which closely mirrors the fines and forfeitures deposited into the fund on an annual basis. This significantly increases the funding released and will begin to address the unconscionable gap between desperate need and available resources. NNEDV and allied advocacy organizations have been calling for this method of release and applaud Congressional leadership for aligning the funds released from VOCA with the funds deposited into the account.
December 10, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is thrilled to join our global colleagues in announcing the 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelthers, which will be held in The Hague, Netherlands November 3-5, 2015.
“Violence against women exists in the U.S. and across the globe because social and political structures allow it,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. “The 3rd World Conference will build upon the solid foundation of the first two world conferences to strengthen our global movement to end the scourge of gender-based violence – by supporting survivors and victim advocates pushing for systemic change.”
December 2, 2014
Today is the third annual #GivingTuesday, a day for giving back and coming together in common purpose. Created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday celebrates generosity and community.
Show your support for NNEDV today because domestic violence has an impact on all of us. Domestic violence in the home cannot be dismissed as “a personal matter” or a survivor’s problem. It is a matter of justice, safety, and dignity. And it’s on every one of us to stand together and build a world where domestic violence no longer exists.
November 26, 2014
Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman and mother of three, has faced injustice after injustice. First at the hands of her abusive, estranged husband and then from Florida’s criminal justice system.
For firing a warning shot into the air when her husband attacked her, a mere 9 days after her premature labor and delivery, Alexander was arrested and required to defend herself against a prosecutor and a judicial system that denied her the right that other Floridians have – to stand her ground – and threatened her with a 60 year prison sentence.
November 25, 2014
Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins millions of individuals and organizations marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
In December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and invited governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to organize activities designed to raise public awareness about violence against women on that day.