February 28, 2013
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took up the Senate-passed bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and passed this vital legislation by a bipartisan vote of 286-138, including 87 Republicans voting in favor. "Victims of violence and their advocates are breathing a collective sigh of relief today, knowing that this critical bill is on its way to President Obama for signature. We commend those who stood in support of victims and put the needs of those suffering from abuse ahead of partisan politics," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV.
February 22, 2013
Today, House Republican leaders introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that fails to adequately support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. "We were extremely hopeful that House leadership would introduce a bill that would safely and effectively meet the needs of all victims," said Kim Gandy, President of NNEDV. "Unfortunately, the House substitute introduced today fails to do so."
February 12, 2013
Today, the U.S. Senate resoundingly passed S. 47, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by 78-22. NNEDV applauds the Senators who voted for VAWA's passage. "Senators Leahy and Crapo have never stopped fighting for the victims, even when the path to passage was difficult," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "We are especially grateful for their efforts to ensure that victims of domestic violence have access to the services they need and deserve."
January 10, 2013
To help raise awareness about domestic violence, NNEDV has again partnered with Soma Intimates through its 6th bi-annual Giving is Beautiful campaign, a nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind. With over 368,000 bras collected to-date, the scale and scope of the project is a testament to Soma Intimates and the Soma customer's dedication to making a difference in women's lives. From January 10- February 14th, 2013, the company is accepting both new and gently worn bras at all Soma boutiques across the country.