February 23, 2011
NNEDV today recognized America Saves Week as part of its work to financially empower survivors of domestic violence. While the economy does not create domestic violence, the severity and frequency of abuse can get worse during an economic downturn. At the same time, the economy can limit options for survivors of abuse to escape.
February 17, 2011
NNEDV commended President Barack Obama for his 2012 budget proposal. The fiscally-responsible plan increases funding for programs that prevent and end violence against women and girls.
January 27, 2011
A new survey conducted by NNEDV reveals telling information about domestic violence services in the U.S. On September 15, 2010 – one 24-hour period – domestic violence victim advocates served more than 70,000 adults and children and answered more than 20,000 emergency hotline calls. During the same 24 hours, more than 9,000 requests for services went unmet, largely due to lack of funding.
January 25, 2011
NNEDV applauded Attorney General Eric Holder for creating the Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force. The group will create a guide for the federal prosecution of violence against women in Indian Country and recommend specific strategies for prosecuting domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
January 10, 2011
NNEDV is recognizing January as National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking affects 3.4 million victims every year. This year’s theme – Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It. – urges people to end this dangerous crime by learning more and taking action.