October 22, 2014
Earlier this year, more than 2,200 people signed our petition for NFL players to wear purple during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Though the NFL will not be joining us in wearing purple this year, our efforts have helped to lead the NFL to air powerful public service announcements and create internal policies that address domestic violence -- a significant step toward making real change.
October 21, 2014
Did you know that women are three times more likely to die of AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses than men? Join us today, Tuesday Oct. 21st, at 3:00pm (EST) for a critical conversation about how violence keeps women living with HIV from accessing the services they need to stay healthy and how the domestic violence and HIV/AIDS fields can work together to eliminate this barrier.
October 20, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) urges the Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of Anthony Elonis, who made threats against his wife on social media. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on December 1, 2014.
October 15, 2014
A couple weeks ago, Hammad Akbar, the creator of StealthGenie, a mobile application that allows someone to spy on another person’s cellphone, was arrested by the FBI. He was arrested on charges of conspiracy, sales of surreptitious interception devices, and advertising a surreptitious interception device. Advertised as a way to keep an eye on cheating spouses, monitor teenage children, and employers, anyone can download and install StealthGenie to monitor all activities on a cell phone.
October 9, 2014
October 9, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the federal government's first response to domestic violence, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).
October 8, 2014
Mounting pressure on the NFL to “get it right”, including our petition for players to wear purple during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, has resulted in the NFL airing powerful public service announcements and creating internal policies that address domestic violence.
While we are disappointed that the NFL will not be joining us in going purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we know that millions across the nation will wear their purple with pride. In fact, on October 23rd, we encourage everyone across the nation to join us for #PurpleThursday.
We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence. We will continue to urge the NFL to use their platforms to increase visibility on this often ignored issue.