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July 7, 2016

Racism exists because we allow it to – and we need to work for change. Now. Institutionalized racism is something we are all exposed to – all the time – and affects us all. Yet, dismantling it presents the same challenges as dismantling patriarchy – there are hundreds of years’ worth of attitudes and practices that need to be addressed and changed. The first step in ending institutionalized racism is naming and rejecting these messages and behaviors.

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July 6, 2016

Violence against women comes in many forms and, in this digital age, technology is an ever-evolving tool being misused as a tactic to perpetuate harassment, stalking, and abuse. As we strive to end gender-based violence and inequality, addressing technology safety is critical. This requires:

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June 29, 2016

While some may argue that “hashtag activism,” or activism through social media, is not “real” or effective, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) disagrees. Through centering social change in social media, we can dismantle power structures that perpetuate injustices.

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June 27, 2016

This morning the Supreme Court held that a reckless domestic assault is a misdemeanor crime of violence, for the purposes of limiting access to firearms, in their opinion for the Voisine v. United States case. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) celebrates this decision as a victory for victims and survivors.

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June 27, 2016

Today is National HIV Testing Day. And while NNEDV stands with HIV organizations and promotes testing, we also recognize that for some individuals getting an HIV test can be impossible or dangerous. Women living with HIV face domestic violence at a rate higher than the general population, at more than 55 percent. [1] And women experiencing domestic violence have an increased risk for acquiring HIV because they may not be able to negotiate condom usage, may be forced to use drugs or have sex with other partners, or because their partner has sex with others. For some survivors, they may intentionally be infected as a way for their partner to maintain control, even if the survivor doesn’t know they are positive.

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June 23, 2016

Every year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducts the Domestic Violence Counts Census – a one-day, unduplicated count of the domestic violence services provided and requested on a single day. Through this year’s #DVcounts Census, we learned that while nearly 72,000 victims were served, there were also 12,197 unmet requests for services. Here are some additional key findings from this report:

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