February 7, 2016
HIV is still a taboo subject to discuss and a widely misunderstood disease. HIV, which used to be a death sentence, is now a chronic, manageable disease. Medicine has considerably improved since the initial development of AZT, an HIV antiretroviral medication. With proper medications, treatment, and support services, individuals living with HIV can go on to live long, healthy lives, including giving birth.
February 2, 2016
This February, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. One in three teens in the United States has experienced some form of abuse by a dating partner, resulting in 1.5 million teens affected by dating abuse annually. [1, 2] This month is a time to call attention to the pervasiveness of teen dating violence and take a stand against it.
January 28, 2016
January 28th is internationally recognized as Data Privacy Day. This day began as, and continues to be, a way to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information—a crucial component of survivors’ safety.
January 13, 2016
Earlier this month, a University of Maryland study uncovered significant racial bias in media coverage of domestic violence when perpetrators are athletes, musicians, or actors.
January 5, 2016
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) commends President Obama today for his leadership in addressing the epidemic of gun violence, as he takes the action that we have long asked Congress to take: make women and families safer in their own homes.
January 1, 2016
Each year in the United States, 7.5 million people are stalked. Of that number, 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.