April 16, 2010
NNEDV today recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Financial Literacy Month – key issues for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Many victims of domestic violence, teen dating violence and stalking are also the victims of rape and sexual assault. At the same time, one of the greatest barriers to escaping a pattern of abusive behavior is economics. “This April, let us renew our efforts to end sexual violence through education and prevention,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s president.
March 8, 2010
NNEDV today marked International Women’s Day by releasing a report that provides a snapshot of domestic violence services in the U.S. In one 24-hour period, more than 65,000 victims of domestic violence and their children received life-saving services from local domestic violence programs. Domestic violence experts answered more than 23,000 emergency hotline calls. In one day alone, 9,280 requests for services went unmet, largely due to lack of funding. “The economy is exacerbating domestic violence,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s President.
March 2, 2010
The Global Network of Women’s Shelters today recognized Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for their longstanding commitment to ending violence against women. The National Network to End Domestic Violence announced the U.S. awards in conjunction with a meeting of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, also known as Beijing +15.
February 23, 2010
NNEDV today issued a statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's remarks on domestic violence and unemployment. NNEDV's president, Sue Else, said, "The economy does not cause domestic violence but can make it worse. Senator Reid is correct in discussing how pervasive domestic violence is and what job loss can do to exacerbate the problem. The poor economy can fuel the fire of domestic violence and limit options for victims to escape."