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February 6, 2017

During Black History Month, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) celebrates strong Black leaders, present and past, and acknowledges how much progress we have made to ensure racial justice. However, this month is also a time for us to reflect on how far we still have to go to ensure safety and equality for all.

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February 4, 2017

This Sunday, Super Bowl LI takes place in Houston, Texas. While many will be tuning in to watch the Patriots battle the Falcons for the Lombardi trophy, many others will be watching for the commercials and halftime entertainment. This year, Lady Gaga will be taking center stage during the halftime show – a highly anticipated performance as she has been planning her halftime performance since she was four years old! [1] The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) will be watching to see if she will include raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault during her show.

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February 1, 2017

First loves are often exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Whether in middle school, high school, college, or beyond, navigating a romantic relationship for the first time can be challenging and confusing. Are we fighting too much? Are we hanging out too much? Are these feelings normal? It is hard to make these distinctions, especially because all relationships are different. Unfortunately, for too many youth this first glimpse into romantic partnerships is one that includes abuse.

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January 19, 2017

Funding to end violence against women is in jeopardy. Today, The Hill reported that the Trump team is considering cutting federal spending, including gutting all funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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January 12, 2017

Dear Ned,

I’m dating a girl, and while my family and friends are cool with it, her family is pretty homophobic, and so we’ve had to keep it a secret from them. I’m okay with that, but she gets very clingy and controlling. She wants to know where I am all the time. She tells me that I need to dress a certain way, and once she threw away all my lipsticks because she didn’t like the colors on me. She texts me in the middle of the night, and I feel like I have to respond because she tells me that I’m the only one who loves her and accepts her as she is. She gets really jealous whenever I talk to anyone else, whether they’re a guy or a girl. The other day she secretly went through my phone to check who I was talking to. I kind of want to break up with her, but I’m worried about what she’ll do since she says she’ll kill herself if I ever leave her. What should I do?

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January 1, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes January as National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is still a misunderstood crime, yet the statistics on it are startling. In one year, 7.5 million people were stalked in the United States. [1] One in six women and one in 19 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime and 61 percent of female stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. [2]

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