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.
November 10, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has re-launched the Diane Reese Excellence in Advocacy in the Movement (DREAM) Award.
The DREAM Award is named in honor of Diane Reese, an advocate and leader whose legacy continues to shape and inform our collective vision of a world in which gendered violence no longer exists.
November 5, 2014
NNEDV's Positively Safe program is excited to share a NEW resource developed by our partners at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Creating a Culture of Acceptance: Abuse, HIV, and Women in Shelter eLearning Module.
October 22, 2014
Earlier this year, more than 2,200 people signed our petition for NFL players to wear purple during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Though the NFL will not be joining us in wearing purple this year, our efforts have helped to lead the NFL to air powerful public service announcements and create internal policies that address domestic violence -- a significant step toward making real change.