March 11, 2015
Earlier today, Twitter updated their Rules on threats and abuse to prohibit users from posting “intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.” The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) commends Twitter on this policy change. For many survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, the nonconsensual posting of intimate images or videos is a common and devastating tactic of abuse.
March 10, 2015
Today marks National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Gender-based violence – supported by bias, discrimination, and disenfranchisement – lies at the center of the intersection between HIV/AIDS and abuse. Abusers use physical and sexual violence to control their partners.
March 7, 2015
Since 1911, March 8 has been recognized as International Women’s Day, a day to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women.
March 6, 2015
In today’s increasingly interconnected and mobile world, technology has become a necessity – whether it’s applying for a job, managing your to-do list, or keeping in touch, technology is usually involved. This level of connectivity, the necessity of technology, and its availability unfortunately poses risks as technology can also be misused by abusers to stalk, harass, and harm.
February 23, 2015
This year marks NNEDV’s 25th anniversary. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) was the ambitious idea of a small but mighty group of state domestic violence coalition leaders* who identified the need for a national, unified voice for survivors of domestic violence and their advocates. These inspiring, courageous women spent their own money and devoted countless hours to make this vision a reality by founding the Domestic Violence Coalition on Public Policy (“DVCOPP”).
February 9, 2015
Tomorrow, February 10, 2015, marks Safer Internet Day, an international day aimed at growing public awareness around Internet safety. Making the internet great for everybody takes everybody.
At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we understand the unique part that technology – and in particular the Internet – plays in the lives of victims and survivors of domestic violence. On the one hand, technology can be used to connect survivors with a network of supportive friends and family, it can be used to maintain privacy and safety, or to access help. On the other hand, technology can also be misused by abusers to exert power over or control a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.