March 13, 2013
NNEDV has joined with major domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organizations across the U.S., corporate leaders, branding experts, celebrities, athletes and advocates nationwide to launch the first unifying symbol (like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the red AIDS ribbon) for ending domestic violence and sexual assault, called NO MORE. "NNEDV works every day to create a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists," said Cindy Southworth, NNEDV's Vice President of Development and Innovation and a member of the NO MORE Steering Committee. "We are excited to unite behind NO MORE to strengthen advocacy for this important issue at every level and change the way society responds to domestic violence and sexual assault."
March 10, 2013
Today, NNEDV recognizes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Sexual violence is a common tactic abusers use to control their partners. In fact, research has found that women who are beaten or dominated by their partners are at increased risk of HIV infection. Through a partnership with the MAC AIDS Fund, NNEDV is working to end both of these epidemics.
March 8, 2013
NNEDV joins today's worldwide celebration of International Women's Day. First observed in the early 1900s, International Women's Day has grown into a global day of recognizing and honoring women and all of those who have championed the movement toward equal rights for women and girls. This year's theme, "The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum," celebrates the progress we have made toward achieving equality, while also acknowledging the continued need for further positive change. "NNEDV's work reflects a deep commitment to improving the quality of women's lives, and we are excited to join advocates around the world in honoring this important day," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV.
March 6, 2013
Today, Thursday, March 7th, President Obama will sign the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 into law. The highly anticipated signing secures needed protections and services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. "This law will substantially improve access to justice and services for ALL victims" said Kim Gandy, President of NNEDV. "We look forward to working with partners across the nation to turn the letter of VAWA law into avenues for safety and justice for all survivors."
March 1, 2013
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice premieres on NBC on Sunday, March 3, 2013 with La Toya Jackson, of America's royal family of music, representing NNEDV.