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DVAM Blogs

NNEDV staff members contributed to this series of blogs for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

  • Domestic Violence Doesn’t Discriminate

    We feel safer when we think domestic violence happens somewhere else to someone else. In reality, domestic violence occurs in our neighborhoods and in our families. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. Abusers control and terrorize our daughters, bosses, sisters, friends, and even […]

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  • One Is Too Many

    Most people have their first relationships while in high school or college.  It’s new, exciting, thrilling, sometimes sexual, and perfectly normal. Unfortunately, this can also be one of the most dangerous times in a woman’s life.  Women ages 16-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence. In fact, nearly 1.5 million high school students […]

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  • Touching One Million Lives

    It is difficult to conceive of what one million people really means.  How many nights looking at the sky would it take to see a million stars?  How many flowers would it take to behold a million petals? One million is the average number of people who visit WomensLaw.org each year.  Most of them are […]

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  • NNEDV Partners With Abine to Protect Online Privacy

    NNEDV has partnered with Abine, Inc., the leading online privacy company, to support domestic violence victims in their need to protect their private information.  This partnership will benefit NNEDV’s members, employees, partners and affiliated domestic violence organizations across the country, and will provide discounted and enhanced services along with access to specially-created information and tutorials […]

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  • Increasing Dollars for Domestic Violence

    How Companies Can Do Right for Women and Girls As corporations expand their philanthropic giving, an epidemic that affects millions of American women is being pushed further out of sight. Domestic violence threatens the security of entire families and communities—and all too often costs women their safety and their lives. The economic toll exacted by […]

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  • Stand Up for Victims – Pass VAWA Now

    I was 10 years old the first time I saw a man hit a woman. It was a beautiful summer afternoon and I was playing in my yard. I heard yelling and looked up to see my neighbor’s husband dragging her out of her house by her hair. I don’t remember what he was yelling […]

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  • OVW Director’s Message: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Over the past year, we have continued to witness improvements in responses to domestic violence in communities across the country. We have seen the development of specialized domestic violence law enforcement units and prosecution programs, programs that meet the needs of underserved communities, and programs that target children who have witnessed violence at home – […]

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  • Each Day, Three Women Die because of Domestic Violence

    During a visit home a few years ago, an old friend of my mother’s dropped by. As we talked, the conversation turned to her poor health. “It’s the stress, you know,” she said. “Stress can take such a toll on your body. I never really recovered after my daughter passed away.” “What happened?” I asked. […]

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  • The White House Blog: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Today marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. From its humble origins in 1981 as a Day of Unity, this month has become a time to celebrate survivors, congratulate advocates, empower victims, and mourn the deaths of those lost to domestic violence. Around the country, communities are coming together this month to hold vigils, […]

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