April 15, 2015
Goal of Donating 75,000 Haircuts to Victims of Domestic Violence
Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are teaming up for Hair Cuttery’s Share a Haircut program. On Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5, for every haircut purchased at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons on the East Coast, in New England and the Midwest, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through NNEDV’s national network.
April 6, 2015
If you agree that NASCAR should take a stand against domestic violence, sign our petition.
Chairman and CEO
Dear Mr. France,
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is the leading national voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. We work closely with our member programs, the 56 state and territory domestic violence coalitions, to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of survivors and service providers. NNEDV has worked for over 25 years with policymakers, the media, and organizations like yours to end domestic violence in our country.
April 1, 2015
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we recognize the hard work done every day by the dedicated staff and volunteers at sexual assault centers around the country and at dual programs that serve both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. In order to understand the complexities of domestic violence, you have to understand sexual assault.
March 17, 2015
On Monday, Facebook re-released their rules for community standards and, for the first time, will actively ban nonconsensual pornography (also referred to as “revenge porn”).
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) praises Facebook for prohibiting the sharing of sexually explicit images without consent. This policy is a step in the right direction for victims whose photos and videos are often shared by abusers with the intent to harass, humiliate, or harm. Once images become viral online, victims are even more at risk for abuse and victimization. While abusers have used other forms of online harassment for years, the sharing of sexually explicit images of victims online to exploit and harm is increasing.
March 16, 2015
Why Doesn’t the Victim Just Leave?
This question is often asked in relation to victims of domestic violence. The reality is that “leaving” is not that simple; the most dangerous time for a survivor of domestic violence is when she decides to leave. Many abusers react with increased aggression and control when victims try to leave. In situations where the risk of danger is very high, survivors may even contemplate changing their names, their children’s names, and “going underground.” The reality, however, is that in this digital age with the amount of personal data available about people, “going underground” is nearly impossible.
Through our Relocation Counseling and Identity Protection Technical Assistance Project (a partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services), the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) helps advocates, attorneys, and other social service providers work with survivors who need to relocate safely. Recently, we hosted the “Putting the Pieces Together: Survivor Relocation & Identity Protection” conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Victim advocates, attorneys, and service providers attended sessions focusing on areas that could potentially pose risks for survivors relocating. Topics included how to use technology strategically to protect information, how to keep health information private, and how one can relocate safely while navigating legal issues concerning children.