February 22, 2016
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) applauds the leadership and commitment of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and her co-sponsors Senator Durbin (D-IL), Senator Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Klobuchar (D-MN), in the introduction of S. 2552, a bill to amend the federal threats statute to include an intent requirement. This amendment was made necessary by the June 1 Supreme Court decision in Elonis v. The United States.
February 17, 2016
By: Rachel Gibson, Technology Safety Specialist at NNEDV
In 2015, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) re-imagined and re-launched our online store. We worked as a team to develop product ideas that channel the core of the work that we do. We decided unanimously to honor pioneering women that have made an impact on our lives through one such product. One woman who continued to float to the top of this list was Sojourner Truth.
February 10, 2016
President Obama’s 2017 budget is the final one of his presidency, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins advocates across the country in celebrating the president’s investments in programs that give struggling and working families more of the tools they need to succeed.
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.