VAWnet News Blog

This area provides access to current and past news coverage on various issues related to violence against women that has national reach or impact, a full archive of VAWnet eNewsletters featuring announcements of new resources, initiatives, and events and access to our recent and archived TA questions of the month.

Kerry Washington Sheds Light On An Invisible Kind Of Domestic Abuse from the Huffington Post, 9/16/14

September 16th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“The ‘Scandal’ star appeared at an event in New York as an ambassador for The Allstate Foundation, which runs an initiative called ‘Purple Purse‘ to raise awareness of domestic abuse. As the campaign’s spokeswoman, Washington designed a limited-edition purple purse to draw attention to the role of money in abusive relationships.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/kerry-washington-domestic-violence-abuse_n_5823600.html

NFL hires domestic violence advisers from ESPN, 9/15/14

September 16th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will ‘help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.’”

Read more: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11531293/roger-goodell-nfl-create-social-responsibility-role-help-domestic-violence-social-issues

Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault for AP, 9/15/14

September 15th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“White House officials say the campaign, called ‘It’s On Us,’ will challenge everyone on campuses to see sexual assault as their personal responsibility to prevent, but will particularly target male students. Presidential aides point to research shows that men are often reluctant to speak out against violence against women because they believe other men accept it, and that Obama and Biden hope to set an example by speaking out to help change social norms.”

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-launching-campus-sexual-assault-campaign

#WhyIStayed Stories Reveal Why Domestic Violence Survivors Can’t ‘Just Leave’ from the Huffington Post, 9/9/14

September 9th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“These tweets put human faces to intimate partner violence, and remind us that escaping that violence isn’t simply a matter of staying or going. The cycle of domestic abuse is far, far more complicated than that.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/09/whyistayed-twitter-domestic-violence_n_5790320.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

NRCDV eNewsletter: August/September 2014

September 9th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments


Each year, during the month of October, domestic violence victim advocates, survivors and their loved ones, allies, and the general public join together to mourn the lives lost, celebrate the progress being made, and connect their efforts to put an end to violence in intimate relationships. Programs of all sizes, and individuals across the nation, can take part in raising awareness of this issue—even on a shoestring budget and with very little time. Join us for this webinar to learn how!
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Ravens cut Ray Rice in wake of latest domestic violence video, suspended indefinitely by NFL from The Washington Post, 9/8/2014

September 8th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“Players involved in future domestic violence cases will be subject to a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban for a repeat offense. A repeat offender would be permitted to apply for reinstatement to the league after one year.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/09/08/ravens-cut-ray-rice-in-wake-of-latest-domestic-violence-video/?wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1