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Bilingual tool available to outsmart abusers and stalkers in today's hi-tech world!survivors_cd_cover_spanish

The National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund's (NNEDV) innovative, interactive CD is now available in a bilingual (English/Spanish) version.  Designed to help victims of domestic violence protect themselves and their children from technology abuse, this first-of-its kind tool, developed by the NNEDV Fund and underwritten by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, is available to all family violence shelters across the United States. In addition, it will be distributed to prosecutors, law enforcement professionals and social service agencies serving domestic violence victims.

“The Survivors & Technology CD addresses a growing problem intensified by the misuse of the internet, wireless telephones and other high-tech equipment,” said Sue Else, president of NNEDV. “More and more, abusers are misusing technology to stalk the victims they call loved-ones. Victims of abuse often use computers and wireless telephones to try to find help, unknowingly leaving electronic footprints for their abusers to follow. This CD well help us reach more people with what we know to be life-saving information. We are fortunate to have the support of the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation to help us in this important work.”

The brainchild of Karen Rogers, granddaughter of Mary Kay Ash and board member of the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, the CD teaches victims how their abusers may be employing technology to trace their every move, and show them how to more safely use that technology to their advantage. In addition to receiving the CD, domestic violence shelters will also receive a guide to its use.

The idea to create Survivors and Technology came to Rogers after attending an NNEDV Fund Safety Net training session, to prepare social service agencies, advocates, law enforcement and others to help victims of abuse learn to use technology safely. She realized the information was so important it needed to be more widely distributed.

“This CD is a great way to accomplish that,” Rogers explained. “It’s absolutely critical that this important information is made available to those courageous women who are attempting to flee violent situations.”

For more information about the "Survivors and Technology" CD, please contact NNEDV at 202-543-5566.