March 31, 2016
New data finds that nearly 400 domestic violence programs reported financial assistance as a significant unmet need in 2015
Despite an increased understanding of the role financial abuse plays in trapping domestic violence victims with abusive partners, local domestic violence programs strain to provide financial services for survivors.
March 21, 2016
By: Morgan Dewey, NNEDV Development & Communications Coordinator
Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) honors the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We recognize this opportunity to both examine the current structures of oppression that lead to intensified violence and determine a path to ending racism and gender-based violence.
March 20, 2016
Today, March 20th, marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Native women are victims of domestic and sexual violence at a higher rate than the rest of the population, increasing their chance of becoming HIV-positive.
March 18, 2016
Last year, 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 we do. We decided unanimously to honor pioneering women that have had an impact on our lives through one such product, our “Feminists&Me” tee. In 2016, we are honoring each woman through our “Spotlight on Feminists” series. See the rest of the posts here:
- Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman, Still”
March is Women’s History Month, a necessary awareness-raising month as the fight for equality continues. At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we are celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring Susan B. Anthony, one of the founding mothers of our nation’s feminist movement. Her legacy is monumental—to date, she remains only one of two women to have been featured on U.S. currency (the other being Sacajawea, who was integral to the completion of the Lewis and Clark Expedition).
March 10, 2016
Today marks National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The intersection of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS is particularly fraught; silence and stigma often keep victims of both in the shadows. Victims of abuse who are living with HIV also often encounter bias, discrimination, and disenfranchisement. It is crucial to join together to better serve these individuals.
March 8, 2016
Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins the global celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. However much work is still needed before women will enjoy true equality and the full opportunities and resources they deserve. Ensuring women’s safety is essential to this struggle.