August 4, 2014
This article also appeared on the Huffington Post.
In February, a hotel lobby camera recorded the aftermath of violence that is normally confined to the four walls of a home. In the video, football player Ray Rice dragged an unconscious woman, face down, out of an elevator. That woman was his fiancée, and he had just knocked her unconscious.
July 30, 2014
"This hearing will shine a light on the reality of gun violence – something that survivors of domestic abuse know all too well," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV.
July 28, 2014
Tech-savvy advocates and law enforcement officers are coming together to devise ways to protect survivors while helping them continue to harness the power of technology to maintain their privacy.
July 25, 2014
NNEDV joins friends and colleagues across the nations in honoring and celebrating the life of Tillie Black Bear. Over the span of three decades, Tillie's foresight and determination gave birth to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center and the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society in South Dakota. Like her commitment to end violence against all women, the scope of Tillie's advocacy was broad. Whether building strong organizations, working to ensure that US laws addressed the needs of Tribal women and governments, or guiding the United Nations' analysis of domestic and sexual assault of Tribal women, Tillie taught us all to employ every option to advance women's safety.
As we honor Tillie Black Bear, we reflect upon the recognition that others have rightly bestowed upon her—including being named a Point of Light Awardee by President Bush in 1989 and receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights from President Clinton in 2000. Those who had the privilege of knowing Tillie personally recall her boundless courage, expansive heart, incredible grace and inordinate wisdom. Those of us who simply had the opportunity to meet her, recall the amazing kindness of her spirit. All of us, throughout the generations, will know of the depth of her commitment and the firmness of her incredible legacy.
July 22, 2014
NNEDV is excited to join with The Allstate Foundation to host 168 participants from across the country, including advocates, allies and Allstate agents, in Washington DC this week for the annual Financial Empowerment Symposium and to celebrate 10 years of this unique partnership providing trainings and grants that support economic justice and empowerment programs for survivors of abuse.
Economic abuse is not often widely discussed, but it is one of the most powerful tactics abusers use to trap victims in the relationship. It is so powerful that many victims of abuse describe it as the one of the most significant reasons that they stayed in or returned to an abusive relationship. Financial abuse can involve a range of behaviors, including controlling the victim's access to money, destroying their credit, hiding assets, interfering with their employment, and more.
The Financial Empowerment Symposium is an opportunity for NNEDV and the Allstate Foundation to bring advocates together to learn about emerging economic justice issues so that they can return to their communities and better assist survivors of domestic violence move from short-term safety to long-term security, and to an economically sustainable independent life.
"These advocates are transforming the way the world looks at intimate partner violence," said Kim Gandy, President & CEO of NNEDV, "We are honored to work with them to lead the way in better serving survivors through economic opportunity and stability."
Since the partnership between NNEDV and The Allstate Foundation began 10 years ago, well over 7,000 domestic violence victim advocates have been trained to teach survivors financial skills using the Moving Ahead Through Financial Management Curriculum, and nearly 400,000 survivors have used this vital resource.
"We are grateful to The Allstate Foundation for taking on this issue and making extraordinary strides in ending violence against women by investing in the lives of survivors," said Gandy.
July 17, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) believes in the power of a voice. Now through August 7th, if you use your voice to share a Message of Hope tagged with #VoicesHavePower, Verizon Wireless HopeLine will donate $3 to end domestic & dating violence.