November 10, 2016
After a presidential election that surfaced many issues related to violence against women and women’s equality, we are strengthened in our resolve and commitment to create a social, political, and economic environment in which gender-based violence no longer exists. Together with our partners across movements, we continue to stand against sexism, racism, homophobia, and all systemic oppressions that affect survivors and victims.
November 7, 2016
I have a friend who is always fighting with his girlfriend. He puts her down in front of others and calls her names. I don’t think it’s okay, but I don’t know what to say. I don’t think he hits her though. What should I do?
Not Sure What To Do
November 3, 2016
Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior used to achieve and maintain power and control over another person by damaging the victim’s self-esteem.  Tactics include, but are not limited to: constant criticism; threats; minimizing or blaming the victim for the abuse; isolation from family, friends, or other systems of support; and/or "gaslighting," or making the victim feel crazy.
October 24, 2016
In partnership with allies, colleagues, and supporters from across the country,* the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and WomensLaw convened a bilingual Twitter chat as part of the national Week of Action. Together, we discussed how to “tie-in” each other’s work and address the varied needs of survivors and their families. Advocates shared ways that their organizations work to end domestic violence, as well as multiple barriers that survivors face.
October 23, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016 is recognized as the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV. Fifty-five percent of women living with HIV experience domestic violence; double the national rate. Women living with HIV experience a dilemma with respect to disclosing their health status: according to a study, 24 percent of HIV infected women experienced physical violence after disclosing their HIV status to their partner, while another 45 percent feared this reaction. On one hand, disclosing one’s HIV status may increase the chance of experiencing violence from their partner or family members. Due to state-specific HIV exposure, non-disclosure, and transmission laws, not disclosing one’s HIV status can increase one’s risk of arrest and prosecution. The criminalization of individuals living with HIV disproportionately impacts women, in particular women of color and transgender women. Unfortunately these additional barriers leaving an abusive partner particularly difficult for HIV infected women.