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Domestic Violence Victims In NYC Could Get Paid Time Off To Recover From Abuse

Proposed legislation would let victims take care of their health and safety needs -- without worrying about losing their job.

Advocates and Champion Legislators Join Forces to Address Domestic Violence #NNEDVAD16

“Increased attention to domestic and sexual violence is shining a light on these shameful crimes that impact millions of victims and their families each year,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). “This level of funding is long overdue, and can begin to transform victim services and multiply our efforts towards preventing, addressing, and ending domestic and sexual violence.”

“I don’t think it’s any one victim’s responsibility to change the entire system. It’s not his or her fault that an abuser made them the victim of that crime.” -Julia Saladino, #WomensLaw Staff Attorney

Judge Jails Domestic Violence Victim For Failing To Testify

"We condemn this judge’s decision, which places a woman in jail for trying to save her own life," Gandy said. "The system -- not the survivor -- needs to hold perpetrators accountable. Evidence-based prosecution is a viable option when survivors choose not to be a witness due to the trauma they’ve already suffered."

Here's What American Police Departments Are Missing: Women

The Global Context Surrounding Violence Against Women

THE GLOBAL CONTEXT SURROUNDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - "In a recent interview on National Public Radio, Kim Gandy, CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, noted that this has been the most prolonged national discussion on domestic violence that she has seen in her entire career."

SOME TV NETWORKS SHELVING RICE VIDEO - “It’s a very difficult thing for a victim of violence to have her abuse shown over and over again to the public,” said Kim Gandy, NNEDV president and CEO. “At the same time, it is creating a national conversation about domestic violence that could have the effect of saving lives.”

We're Missing The Big Picture On Mass Shootings

Most take place inside the home and are anything but random. | “If we want to dramatically reduce the number of mass shootings, we could pay a lot more attention to domestic violence at an earlier stage,” said Kim Gandy, president of the National Network To End Domestic Violence. “Many domestic homicides could be prevented with appropriate intervention and services.”

"So much of the population is using some form of technology – of course that’s what abusers are going to misuse,’’ said Cindy Southworth, NNEDV VP & Safety Net founder. “Abusers perpetrate their crime where we live our lives, & technology is part of it, so of course they’re going to use that space or misuse that space.’’ Ms Southworth believes we owe it to survivors to talk about technology and if we don’t, “we will end up harming victims by accident’’.