January 7, 2010
NNEDV today commended Hanesbrands for ending its advertising campaign featuring Charlie Sheen, who was arrested on December 25th for allegedly perpetrating violence against his wife. “We applaud Hanes for taking a strong stance against domestic violence,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s president.
December 21, 2009
NNEDV praised President Obama for signing last week a bill passed by the U.S. House and Senate that will better serve victims of domestic and sexual violence. The omnibus spending bill includes a total of $113 million in increases for cost-effective programs that operate primarily under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act.
November 24, 2009
Washington, D.C. – The National Network to End Domestic Violence today recognized Wednesday, November 25th as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day designated by the United Nations and known worldwide. November 25th also marks the launch of the 19th international “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence,” a campaign that runs from the 25th through International Human Rights Day.
“Women around the world are the very linchpin keeping families, communities, and nations together,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “In every country, women and girls continue to be plagued by violence, causing tremendous suffering. Such violence undermines development, generates instability, and makes peace that much harder to achieve.”
“I urge members of the public to take action to end violence against women today and every day,” said Sue Else, president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. “Domestic and sexual violence affects us all – women, men and children – and we all must be part of the solution.”
According to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2.3 million Americans are raped or physically assault by a current or former intimate partner each year. One in four women will experience intimate partner abuse at some point in their lives. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, more than three women are murdered every day by their current or former husbands or boyfriends.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence found that domestic violence programs served nearly 61,000 survivors in one day alone. In the same 24-hour period, nearly 9,000 requests for help went unmet largely due to lack of funding.
“Domestic violence runs rampant in America and throughout the world,” said Else. “Let us renew our efforts to serve survivors of abuse and hold perpetrators accountable. Everyone can do something to help during this critical time,” Else said.
Learn more here: http://www.nnedv.org/component/content/article/347-intldayvaw.html.
November 19, 2009
The National Network to End Domestic Violence today applauded Congresswoman Gwen Moore, joined by Representatives Judy Biggert, Aaron Schock and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, for introducing a bill to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).FVPSA is the only federal program dedicated to supporting local domestic violence shelters and programs across the country.
September 3, 2009
Sue Else, President of NNEDV, today issued the following statement in response to Chris Brown’s first media interview since the brutal attack on Rihanna. Brown appeared last night on CNN’s Larry King Live. “Chris Brown missed an opportunity to fully educate young people about dating violence. Though he rightfully took responsibility for and spoke out against his criminal actions, he neglected to discuss his choice to beat up someone he claims to love. Rather, Brown cowered in forgetfulness about the night he violently assaulted Rihanna. Brown recognized that there isn’t enough education about what healthy relationships look like. Last night, he could have done something about that and didn't. Teen dating violence is skyrocketing, and we urge Brown to be part of the solution after being part of the problem.”