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Harnessing Technology to Help Victims of Abuse, Stalking: NNEDV Celebrates 10 Years of Support, Training and Prevention on July 30

July 27, 2012

BALTIMORE, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) on Monday (July 30) is celebrating 10 years of working with people in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and educating them about technology abuse and safety. During this period, the Safety Net Project at NNEDV has trained more than 60,000 victim advocates, police officers, prosecutors, judges, leading technology companies and policy makers from the world over on how technology can be misused to harm victims and how victim advocates and survivors can use technology safely and effectively.

    WHO:                      Sue Else, President, NNEDV
                               Cindy Southworth, Founder of the Safety
                               Net Technology Project, Vice President
                               of Development & Innovation, NNEDV
                               Jack McArtney, Director, Corporate and
                               Community Responsibility, Verizon
                              Survivors of technological stalking

    WHEN:                     Monday, July 30, 2012
                              Reception:  5:30-8:00 p.m.
                              Remarks: 6:30-7:00 p.m.
                               Innovative, interactive technology
                               demonstrations and Safety Net's work
                               will be available throughout the

    WHERE:                     Gaylord National Hotel, National
                               Harbor, Md. Baltimore Ballroom

    WHY:                       Technology hasevolved dramatically in
                               the past 10 years, in many ways to
                               improve everyday life. However,
                               perpetrators of abuse frequently and
                               insidiously use technology to stalk,
                               harass and otherwise abuse their

                               The Safety Net Project at NNEDV has
                               been helping victim advocates stay a
                               step ahead of offenders and learn how
                               technology can be one of many methods
                               used to perpetrate abuse. The project
                               has also worked with major technology
                               companies to help create products and
                               services that are as safe as possible
                               for survivors.

About NNEDV:

NNEDV, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a leading voice for domestic and sexual violence victims and their allies. Its members include the 56 statewide and territorial coalitions against domestic violence. It works closely with them to understand the needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. NNEDV has been a premiere national organization advancing the movement against domestic violence for more than 15 years, after leading efforts among domestic violence victim advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994. To learn more about NNEDV, please visit www.nnedv.org.

SOURCE National Network to End Domestic Violence

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