March 20, 2016
Today, March 20th, marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Native women are victims of domestic and sexual violence at a higher rate than the rest of the population, increasing their chance of becoming HIV-positive.
March 18, 2016
Last year, 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 we do. We decided unanimously to honor pioneering women that have had an impact on our lives through one such product, our “Feminists&Me” tee. In 2016, we are honoring each woman through our “Spotlight on Feminists” series. See the rest of the posts here:
- Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman, Still”
March is Women’s History Month, a necessary awareness-raising month as the fight for equality continues. At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we are celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring Susan B. Anthony, one of the founding mothers of our nation’s feminist movement. Her legacy is monumental—to date, she remains only one of two women to have been featured on U.S. currency (the other being Sacajawea, who was integral to the completion of the Lewis and Clark Expedition).
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.