March 8, 2010
NNEDV today marked International Women’s Day by releasing a report that provides a snapshot of domestic violence services in the U.S. In one 24-hour period, more than 65,000 victims of domestic violence and their children received life-saving services from local domestic violence programs. Domestic violence experts answered more than 23,000 emergency hotline calls. In one day alone, 9,280 requests for services went unmet, largely due to lack of funding. “The economy is exacerbating domestic violence,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s President.
March 2, 2010
The Global Network of Women’s Shelters today recognized Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for their longstanding commitment to ending violence against women. The National Network to End Domestic Violence announced the U.S. awards in conjunction with a meeting of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, also known as Beijing +15.
February 23, 2010
NNEDV today issued a statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's remarks on domestic violence and unemployment. NNEDV's president, Sue Else, said, "The economy does not cause domestic violence but can make it worse. Senator Reid is correct in discussing how pervasive domestic violence is and what job loss can do to exacerbate the problem. The poor economy can fuel the fire of domestic violence and limit options for victims to escape."
February 3, 2010NNEDV today applauded President Obama and Vice President Biden for proposing to increase federal funding for life-saving domestic violence services. “President Obama and Vice President Biden’s budget proposal sends a clear message that the White House is serious about serving survivors of domestic violence and holding perpetrators accountable,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s president.