June 29, 2012
On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, hundreds of people joined together in front of the Capitol Building to demand the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The rally's mission was to urge Congress to pass the Senate version of VAWA immediately. Speakers at the event included singer/songwriter, Michael Bolton, Congresswomen Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Judy Biggert (D-IL), Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O'Neill, and many other honorable guests.
May 16, 2012
On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting domestic violence advocates' efforts to encourage the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize a bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that supports and protects all victims. Currently, the House is considering HR 4970, a bill that rolls back protections and will harm victims by failing to include several critical provisions that are part of the Senate-passed VAWA reauthorization bill.
May 9, 2012
NNEDV issued the following statement today in response to the House Judiciary Committee passing HR 4970, a dangerous and ill-focused Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization introduced by Representative Sandy Adams (R-24-FL):
"We are shocked that this bill includes provisions that roll back protections for victims and significantly weakens the Violence Against Women Act," said Sue Else, NNEDV's president.
Click "Read more..." below to read the full statement.
February 27, 2012
The 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters, which is being held from February 27 – March 1, is hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) along with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters. The Conferences unites global activists to share their most effective solutions, helping to leverage resources and uncover vital, new ways to address violence against women in communities globally.