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April 10, 2017

Each year, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes anti-sexual assault work as an intrinsic part of working to end domestic violence, since domestic violence often includes some form of sexual violence. While the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone who is not a current or former partner of the victim, the root causes of all forms of gender-based violence are the same, so work to end one kind of victimization will have a positive impact and help end other forms of violence as well.

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April 7, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes April 7th as World Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization raises awareness about depression, a disorder that affects over 300 million people worldwide. Survivors of domestic violence are nearly twice as likely to suffer depressive symptoms compared to women who have not experienced domestic abuse. [1] These symptoms include: a loss of energy, change in appetite, change in sleeping habits, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, indecisiveness, restlessness, feelings of guilt or hopelessness, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide. [2]

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April 3, 2017

This April, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes Financial Literacy Month and the role that finances often play in domestic abuse. For over a decade, NNEDV’s Economic Justice project has been working to address and prevent financial abuse, which occurs in 99 percent of domestic violence cases. [1]

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March 28, 2017

NNEDV: First, tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?

Jessica Raven: I’m Jessica Raven -- mom to one gender creative toddler and Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a local grassroots nonprofit working to make public spaces safer. I’m also the co-director of the Safe Bars program, which teaches bar staff to recognize and respond to harassment with the goal of making nightlife safer. In my life and in my work, I take a holistic approach to violence prevention by practicing respectful parenting, teaching communities to intervene when they witness harassment, working with men to build healthier masculinities, and showing up to all the rallies.

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March 21, 2017

On March 21, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins the global community in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We recognize the importance of challenging racial injustice in our fight to end domestic violence.

“Injustice for one is injustice for all.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are eight ways that you can fight racism in your community:

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March 17, 2017

Since 2010, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has brought awareness to the intersection of domestic violence and HIV through the Positively Safe project. Positively Safe mobilizes domestic violence and HIV service providers and allies by building partnerships, increasing capacity, and enhancing linkage to care for persons exposed to domestic violence and HIV. At nearly double the national rate, 55 percent of women living with HIV have experienced domestic violence, and domestic violence victims have a 4x greater risk of contracting STIs, including HIV. [1,2]

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