August 5, 2016
A growing number of people in the United States are homeless or are on the verge of homelessness for a variety of reasons. For survivors of violence against women (VAW), most of these reasons are out of their control. For survivors that leave an abusive partner, it is very likely that she and her children will face homelessness.
July 30, 2016
The United Nations has recognized July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) would like to observe this day by telling the story of one trafficking victim.*
July 26, 2016
Today the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) with the support of Twitter launched a new resource, Safety & Privacy on Twitter: A Guide for Victims of Harassment and Abuse. This guide provides specific tips and guidance for Twitter users on increasing their privacy and responding to other users who misuse the platform.
July 25, 2016
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is excited to announce the release of a new mobile app offering resources for victims of technology-facilitated stalking or abuse. The Tech Safety App is an educational mobile app that helps users identify how abusers can harass them by misusing technology and learn what steps they can take to enhance their technology safety and privacy.
July 14, 2016
Aunties. Most of us have them. They are the women who give some of the same advice as your parents, but in a manner that is much more receptive. As children we see them as interesting and fun, not rigid and strict like concerned parents. But aunties are also concerned. They have no problem speaking their mind, and acting as surrogate mothers if needed. Growing up, I had plenty of aunties, and not just the ones from my large family. A number of inspirational Black women in the world, who I didn’t know directly but greatly impacted me, were given the endearing title which spans beyond bloodlines. They set an example for me as a young girl, and in many ways I aspired to be like them. My list of aunties includes a number of entertainment figures, scholars, groundbreaking women in STEM careers, and writers; but the one we honor today is bell hooks, one of many women featured on NNEDV’s “Feminists&Me” tee.
July 12, 2016
Let’s face the facts. In the domestic and sexual violence movement, women of color are being pushed out or not considered for leadership and management positions in both local, state, and national organizations. There is an invisible ceiling that exists where middle and upper management is not a reality for many women of color. In order to combat the very real perils that women of color face in these organizations, the Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) created the Leadership Education and Advancement of Professionals (LEAP) Fellowship Program. In March, I had the honor and the opportunity of being selected to be a part of this groundbreaking project.