September 15, 2013
This past Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the passing of the original Violence Against Women Act. To mark the occasion, NNEDV would like to share the following blog post by Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women:
Ending Violence Against Women: 19 Years of Progress
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As the original author and champion of VAWA, Vice President Biden brought national attention to what had too-long been a hidden problem. Then-Senator Biden held the first hearing on violence against women in the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1990 and introduced the first version of the Act that same year. After five years of hearings exposing the extent of rape, battering and stalking, the Act finally passed Congress and was signed into law by President Clinton on September 13, 1994.
August 26, 2013
Today, August 26, is Women's Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in 1920 after a 72-year campaign. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins President Obama and his staff in recognizing and honoring the achievements of countless women and allies who have worked, and continue to work, on behalf of women's full equality.
June 27, 2013
Today the National Network to End Domestic Violence celebrates Senate passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which will make our country safer for victims of domestic violence.
“Immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse in their homes when they lack current legal immigration status,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. “Abusers exploit this vulnerability to maintain power and control and to keep victims silent. This bill helps victims come out of the shadows and is badly needed to keep victims safe and provide stability.”