September 13, 2012
September 13th marks the 18th Anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
This landmark law, passed in 1994, has forever transformed and improved our nation's response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Vice President Joe Biden released a statement addressing the strides towards achieving the goal that every woman deserves to be safe from violence. We celebrate past achievements and look forward to the future of ending violence against women!
NNEDV is partnering with No Woman, No Cry on its second annual 5K Walk/Run in memory of Jenny Vaughn Bates
This event helps benefit both NNEDV and the Jenny Vaughn Bates Memorial Trust Fund. In 2011, the first-time event raised nearly $20,000. This year the event will take place on Saturday, September 15th at 8:30 AM at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, VA.
- Learn more about the No Woman, No Cry 5K.
NNEDV hosted its annual Advocacy Conference
In June, more than 100 advocates from coalitions and local programs across the country attended meetings with their Members of Congress to promote a strong, bipartisan VAWA that meets the needs of all victims. Additionally, 20 Members of Congress attended and spoke in support of VAWA at NNEDV’s Congressional Breakfast. The representatives included Sen. Begich (ND), Rep. Berg (NC), Rep. Braley (IA), Sen. Brown (MA), Rep. Capps (CA), Rep. Cicilline (RI), Rep. Fattah (PA), Rep. Fitzpatrick (PA), Rep. Holt (NJ), Rep. Jackson Lee (TX), Sen. Klobuchar (MN), Sen. Leahy (VT), Rep. Meehan (PA), Sen. Pryor (AR), Sen. Murkowski (AK), Rep. Quigley (IL), Rep. Schakowsky (IL), Rep. Speier (CA), Rep. Van Hollen (MD), and Rep. Yarmuth (KY).
16 sections of WomensLaw.org were revised or added
Updates to the online legal resource center include new sections on Rhode Island Workplace Restraining Orders and an updated California Housing Laws.
- See what else is new on WomensLaw.org.
NNEDV hosted its 10th annual Technology Safety Training of Trainers (ToT)
Held at Washington DC's National Harbor for 100 attendees, this year's ToT included its “Techapalooza" reception to celebrate 10 years of providing technology safety education and training across the country and around the world. Trainings offered throughout the week addressed human trafficking, advocacy and how to promote and expand healthy online behaviors.
- Learn more about NNEDV's Safety Net Project