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April 12, 2016

It’s time to stop sidelining the issue of pay inequality. The wage gap between working women and men in the United States continues to perpetuate inequality. According to statistics released in 2012 by the United States Census Bureau, women are paid, on average, 78 cents for every dollar their male counterparts are paid. [1] Equal Pay Day, observed this year on April 12, represents how far into 2016 the average woman must work in order to earn what white men earned in 2015.

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April 11, 2016

Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence Partner to Spread Awareness

Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are joining forces for Hair Cuttery’s latest iteration of its Share-A-Haircut program. On Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, for every haircut purchased at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through NNEDV’s member programs.

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April 10, 2016

HIV/AIDS is not a disease of the past. It is something we should all be concerned about and fighting to eradicate. Today, on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we recognize that youth (ages 13-24) account for 26 percent of new infections and over 50 percent of youth infected with HIV are unaware of their status. [1] Furthermore, in 2010, Black youth accounted for an estimated 57 percent of all new HIV infections among youth in the United States, followed by Hispanic/Latino (20 percent) and white (20 percent) youth. [1] An intersectional approach that is informed by community voices is needed in order to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Services, outreach, education, and support need to be accessible to youth in marginalized communities.

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April 8, 2016

Each year, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we support and honor anti-sexual assault work as an intrinsic part of working to end domestic violence, because domestic violence often includes sexual abuse. 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, 2016

Domestic violence is a pervasive, insidious, and life-threatening crime. While it is often regarded as a private, family matter—this is a misguided notion. It is time to prioritize survivors’ needs for a number of reasons—one of which is the devastating public health crisis that domestic violence presents.

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April 5, 2016

Registration for the 4th Annual Technology Summit is now open! Please join us for an exciting 3-day conference centering on the intersection of technology and domestic violence. Covering a wide range of technology-related issues that will be helpful to advocates, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with survivors of abuse. National experts on these issues will be presenting, sharing their knowledge and expertise. We look forward to seeing you there!

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