June 30, 2014
Today's Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is a step backward for women's health and reproductive rights, and also for their fundamental autonomy. The majority opinion permits some corporations to express religious beliefs at the expense of their employees' own religious beliefs, healthcare needs, and individual choices. At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we know just how vital it is for women to maintain control over their own health and reproduction.
"All too often, abusers restrict access to contraception or force unwanted pregnancies as a means to exert power and control over their victims," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "Women, especially victims of domestic violence – not their employers or abusers – should control this important aspect of their lives."
June 25, 2014
As this year’s Pride month* comes to a close, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is proud of our work to ensure that the 2013 reauthorization of VAWA included protections for LGBT individuals. The law acknowledges that domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships and that LGBT individuals can be victims of sexual assault.
June 24, 2014
A Tennessee judge let an abuser, who resisted arrest after beating his ex-girlfriend, out of jail before the “12-hour cooling off period” because “victims sometimes give incorrect information.” The abuser then went on to brutally attack the victim - who was collecting her belongings from their home – that very same morning, when he should have still been in jail. . . Is it 1954 or 2014?
June 17, 2014
Be a voice. This powerful phrase set the tone for this year’s Advocacy Day Conference, a two-day event held in in Washington, DC by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) earlier this month. Nearly 100 domestic violence advocates from across the country ventured to Capitol Hill to lobby for key legislative measures that will strengthen laws that protect survivors and support and sustain vital domestic violence services.