August 26, 2016
Gender inequality is a pervasive issue that affects women and men across the nation. It helps explain why women are paid less than men for work of equal value – why women are disproportionately affected by domestic violence – why we are still having conversations about what women wear and how they look versus what they accomplish. (Look no further than the recent summer Olympics in Rio if you disagree.)
August 23, 2016
Wages for women in America continue to lag behind the wages of their White male counterparts, with women earning an average of 78 cents to the dollar. The wage gap widens for Black women, who earn 63 cents for every dollar earned by White men and must work for 20 months in order to make what White men will earn in twelve. [1, 2] August 23, 2016 is recognized as Black Women’s Equal Pay Day to acknowledge this discrepancy and urge policy-makers to eliminate racial pay inequalities.
August 22, 2016
Gloria Steinem needs no introduction. She’s been described as a founding mother of the Women’s Rights Movement. She is a tireless advocate for equity, equality, social justice, and peace. She is an inspiration for countless women and men in this country and beyond.
Earlier this year, Steinem agreed to sit down and answer a few questions from our staff. Here’s what she had to say…
August 19, 2016
Do you know what the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) really really wants? We want an end to violence against girls and women. We want equal pay for equal work. We want quality education for all women and girls. We want accessible and affordable health care. We want gender equality. We want RESPECT.
August 12, 2016
Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) takes part in recognizing International Youth Day. Originally recognized as the International Year of Youth in 1985, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation that August 12th be declared International Youth Day in December 1999. Each year a theme is chosen to address a particular issue, how youth around the world are affected, and action steps to address the issue to build a better tomorrow. This year’s theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” focuses on addressing the intersections between poverty and environmentalism.
August 10, 2016
Every semester, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is supported by a motivated, dedicated, and fabulous group of interns. Summer 2016 was no exception. Interns support our work to end domestic violence and we are so grateful for their contributions. Without further ado, let’s meet the summer 2016 dream team: