November 25, 2015
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today, we honor the women whose lives have been taken and reaffirm our commitment to working toward a future where violence against women no longer exists.
November 11, 2015
November 1, 2015
The 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters (WCWS) is being held this week in The Hague. This global conference brings together advocates from around the world to share information, collaborate, and demonstrate solidarity with survivors across all borders. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is thrilled to both attend and participate in this conference as part of a larger U.S. delegation.
October 30, 2015
By Marium Durrani, Public Policy Attorney at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
“Did you know that abusive dating partners and stalkers are allowed to own firearms under federal law? I heard that in my conference this morning and it can’t be true right?” one of my colleagues disconcertedly questioned; I rubbed my eyes and sighed. I thought about the stack of papers I had just sorted through—quotes from victims that had been threatened or shot by firearms still fresh in my mind, and memories of past client’s being taunted by their abusers with firearms. “It’s true,” I responded.
October 28, 2015
Earlier today, William Gay, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was fined $5,787 for wearing purple shoes to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.