April 11, 2016
Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence Partner to Spread Awareness
Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are joining forces for Hair Cuttery’s latest iteration of its Share-A-Haircut program. On Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, for every haircut purchased at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through NNEDV’s member programs.
April 10, 2016
HIV/AIDS is not a disease of the past. It is something we should all be concerned about and fighting to eradicate. Today, on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we recognize that youth (ages 13-24) account for 26 percent of new infections and over 50 percent of youth infected with HIV are unaware of their status.  Furthermore, in 2010, Black youth accounted for an estimated 57 percent of all new HIV infections among youth in the United States, followed by Hispanic/Latino (20 percent) and white (20 percent) youth.  An intersectional approach that is informed by community voices is needed in order to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Services, outreach, education, and support need to be accessible to youth in marginalized communities.
April 8, 2016
Each year, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). At the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), we support and honor anti-sexual assault work as an intrinsic part of working to end domestic violence, because domestic violence often includes sexual abuse. While the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone who is not a current or former partner of the victim, the root causes of all forms of gender-based violence are the same, so work to end one kind of victimization will have a positive impact and help end other forms of violence as well.
April 7, 2016
Domestic violence is a pervasive, insidious, and life-threatening crime. While it is often regarded as a private, family matter—this is a misguided notion. It is time to prioritize survivors’ needs for a number of reasons—one of which is the devastating public health crisis that domestic violence presents.
April 5, 2016
Registration for the 4th Annual Technology Summit is now open! Please join us for an exciting 3-day conference centering on the intersection of technology and domestic violence. Covering a wide range of technology-related issues that will be helpful to advocates, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with survivors of abuse. National experts on these issues will be presenting, sharing their knowledge and expertise. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.