September 15, 2016
Today is Native Women Equal Pay Day. On average, Native women receive 59 cents to the dollar of their White male counterparts.  This means Native women are receiving 40 percent less income annually and have to work 21 months to catch up with an average White male’s annual earnings. In order to reduce this disparity and injustice, we need to focus on its root causes and demand solutions.
September 13, 2016
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was passed in 1994 under then-Senator Joe Biden, to address and improve our nation’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and ensure that survivors and their families have access to resources. VAWA is the first federal law to define domestic violence and sexual assault as federal crimes and provide funds to encourage community collaboration to combat violence.
September 5, 2016
Labor Day is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the labor movement and address the challenges that women across the nation still face in securing equal opportunity and pay equity in the workplace. While the United States has made significant progress in the labor force participation rate, rising from 38 percent in 1972 to nearly 50 percent today, women still only make 79 cents for every dollar made by white men – and this gap widens even further for some women of color and women with disabilities. 
September 1, 2016
By: Colleen O’Gorman, Summer 2016 Intern at NNEDV
Colleen O’Gorman, currently a senior at Princeton University, interned at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) in the summer of 2016 with our Public Policy team. Colleen is extensively involved in campus activism, serving as the president of Princeton’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education Peer Program. During National Campus Safety Month, we asked the expert to share her insights about campus safety.
As we take time to reflect during National Campus Safety Month this September, I am reminded of an important lesson that was reinforced throughout my time as an intern at NNEDV this summer. Namely, violence does not occur in isolated incidents: insidious forces of oppression normalize and perpetuate abuse. Working with the Public Policy team, I saw first-hand how fighting sexism, racism, and economic injustice more broadly is crucial to addressing domestic violence.
August 30, 2016
In the past year, the app market has been flooded with a plethora of 911 alternative or enhancement apps. Some of the apps promise that they will connect you to 911 faster and more accurately. Other apps say they will connect you to 911 and provide emergency dispatchers with personal information about you, so you don’t have to. One app promises to collect evidence by recording the crime being perpetrated against you and connecting you to a “safety officer.” (Note: As far as we could tell from the app or its website, the safety officer has no connections to a legitimate law enforcement agency.)
August 26, 2016
Gender inequality is a pervasive issue that affects women and men across the nation. It helps explain why women are paid less than men for work of equal value – why women are disproportionately affected by domestic violence – why we are still having conversations about what women wear and how they look versus what they accomplish. (Look no further than the recent summer Olympics in Rio if you disagree.)