March 10, 2016
Today marks National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The intersection of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS is particularly fraught; silence and stigma often keep victims of both in the shadows. Victims of abuse who are living with HIV also often encounter bias, discrimination, and disenfranchisement. It is crucial to join together to better serve these individuals.
March 8, 2016
Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins the global celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. However much work is still needed before women will enjoy true equality and the full opportunities and resources they deserve. Ensuring women’s safety is essential to this struggle.
February 29, 2016
Advocates call on nation’s leaders to put an end to domestic violence homicides
Over the weekend, domestic violence perpetrators used firearms to murder wives, children, co-workers, bystanders, and a newly sworn-in police officer in high profile cases across the country.
February 24, 2016
Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence is releasing its 10th consecutive annual Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services (Census) report at a Congressional briefing. In a single 24-hour period, on September 16, 2015, local domestic violence programs across the nation counted the services they provided to victims, as well as the services they were not able to provide due to a lack of resources.
February 22, 2016
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) applauds the leadership and commitment of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and her co-sponsors Senator Durbin (D-IL), Senator Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Klobuchar (D-MN), in the introduction of S. 2552, a bill to amend the federal threats statute to include an intent requirement. This amendment was made necessary by the June 1 Supreme Court decision in Elonis v. The United States.
February 17, 2016
By: Rachel Gibson, Technology Safety Specialist at NNEDV
In 2015, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) re-imagined and re-launched our online store. We worked as a team to develop product ideas that channel the core of the work that we do. We decided unanimously to honor pioneering women that have made an impact on our lives through one such product. One woman who continued to float to the top of this list was Sojourner Truth.