February 5, 2013
Today, NNEDV celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Supporting both women and men to meet the dual needs of work and family, the FMLA has been used by U.S. workers more than 100 million times to take temporary leave from work at critical times, without the added worry of losing their jobs or their health insurance. Many survivors of domestic violence suffer emotional and physical abuse that forces them to take time off of work. "Recovering from domestic violence often requires precious time, energy, resources and health care in order to restore the victim's ability to contribute meaningfully at work," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "Domestic violence victims have already suffered a loss to their health and safety -- they cannot afford to also lose their jobs."
January 30, 2013
Today, NNEDV releases a new report showing that funding cuts and decreased resources have had a significant detrimental impact on the ability of local programs to provide lifesaving services to victims of domestic violence. "At the same time that funding is being cut, causing programs to offer fewer services and operate with fewer staff, we are seeing an increase in demand for those services," said Kim Gandy, president and CEO of NNEDV. Nearly 90% of states reported that programs in their area have experienced a rise in requests and an increased need for services. "Increased demand combined with reduced resources creates a dangerous gap in services," said Gandy.
January 25, 2013
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2010 data on intimate partner and sexual violence among lesbian, gay and bisexual people in a report entitled, 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. "This report demonstrates the widespread and serious crisis of intimate partner violence impacting millions across the country, including those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "All people, all of our communities, are affected by domestic and sexual violence, and resources must be available to address these crimes wherever and to whomever they occur."
December 3, 2012
On Saturday, December 2nd, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before taking his own life. It is a tragic reminder that domestic violence can and does impact everyone.
October 17, 2012
NNEDV is pleased to announce the selection of Kim Gandy as its new president and CEO. As a national leader and advocate for women, Kim brings a proven track record of guiding organizations seeking to raise awareness about the prevalence of violence against women, while bringing about legislative reform and equal protection under the law.