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September 26, 2016

While there has been increased awareness about domestic violence in same-sex relationships, the HIV risks for LGBTQ individuals experiencing abuse are often overlooked. On September 27, recognized as National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes the risk factors that make male victims of domestic violence in same-sex relationships susceptible to contracting HIV.

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September 16, 2016

It’s remarkable how far we have come in the fight against HIV. Medical advances have given people living with HIV the ability to live long, healthy lives, and have given us a reason to have National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. On this awareness day, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), call attention to the unique needs of an aging society. While it is necessary to continue to educate younger generations on HIV, it is also important to note the changing face of those living with HIV.

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September 15, 2016

Today is Native Women Equal Pay Day. On average, Native women receive 59 cents to the dollar of their White male counterparts. [1] This means Native women are receiving 40 percent less income annually and have to work 21 months to catch up with an average White male’s annual earnings. In order to reduce this disparity and injustice, we need to focus on its root causes and demand solutions.

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September 13, 2016

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was passed in 1994 under then-Senator Joe Biden, to address and improve our nation’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and ensure that survivors and their families have access to resources. VAWA is the first federal law to define domestic violence and sexual assault as federal crimes and provide funds to encourage community collaboration to combat violence.

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September 5, 2016

Labor Day is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the labor movement and address the challenges that women across the nation still face in securing equal opportunity and pay equity in the workplace. While the United States has made significant progress in the labor force participation rate, rising from 38 percent in 1972 to nearly 50 percent today, women still only make 79 cents for every dollar made by white men – and this gap widens even further for some women of color and women with disabilities. [1]

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September 1, 2016

By: Colleen O’Gorman, Summer 2016 Intern at NNEDV

Colleen O’Gorman, currently a senior at Princeton University, interned at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) in the summer of 2016 with our Public Policy team. Colleen is extensively involved in campus activism, serving as the president of Princeton’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education Peer Program. During National Campus Safety Month, we asked the expert to share her insights about campus safety.

As we take time to reflect during National Campus Safety Month this September, I am reminded of an important lesson that was reinforced throughout my time as an intern at NNEDV this summer. Namely, violence does not occur in isolated incidents: insidious forces of oppression normalize and perpetuate abuse. Working with the Public Policy team, I saw first-hand how fighting sexism, racism, and economic injustice more broadly is crucial to addressing domestic violence.

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