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Terri Poore, MSW
Policy Director


NAESV Celebrates the Appointment of Rosemarie Hidalgo as the new Director of the Office on Violence Against Women

July 11, 2023:

The National Alliance to End Violence Against Sexual Violence (NAESV)
celebrates the confirmation of Rosemarie Hidalgo as the Director of the Office on Violence
Against Women (OVW) at the U. S. Department of Justice. This is the first time since 2010 that

Congress has confirmed a Director for OVW. NAESV President and CEO Monika Johnson-
Hostler commented: Read more

Congressional Briefing in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May 11, 2023:

On April 27, 2023, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Honorary Co-Hosts Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) held a congressional briefing at the Russell Senate Office Building in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month here.

NAESV Responds to Continued Efforts to Impede Abortion Access

April 14, 2023:

As court proceedings move forward, determining the fate of the availability of Mifepristone as an abortion medication, NAESV condemns the ongoing, unconscionable attacks on reproductive freedom and access to abortion care. Less than one year after the Supreme Court Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of Texas suspended the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, ignoring the broad, safe usage of the medication since the original FDA approval in 2000. According to the FDA, more than 5.6 million people in the US used the medication prior to June 2020 with less than 1/10 of 1% reporting complications of using the drug. Read more


NAESV Celebrates New HHS Director of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

November 15, 2022:

Washington, D.C.--The National Violence Against Sexual Violence (NAESV) celebrates a major victory today largely due to  the advocacy efforts of over 19 leading national anti-sexual violence organizations and 47 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions who requested the Biden Administration create a new senior position at the Depatment of Health and Human Services (HHS) focused on sexual violence. Today, NAESV applauds the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the first HHS Director of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. Read more


NAESV Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022:

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence condemns today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overrule Roe v. Wade eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. Recovering from sexual violence and access to reproductive justice are both fundamentally about bodily autonomy, empowerment and choice, and person-centered care. We can't address and end sexual violence unless survivors and all people are able to freely decide what happens to their bodies. Read more

NAESV Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and Applauds the Release of a New Draft Title IX Rule

June 23, 2022:

Today, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the United States Department of Education has released a new draft rule to govern schools’ responses to sexual violence and ensure gender equity for students. Read more

New Sexual Violence Data from the CDC Confirms: Sexual Violence Remains a Widespread and Devastating Public Health Crisis

June 14, 2022:

It is difficult to collect accurate data on sexual violence, and NAESV is grateful to the CDC researchers for their rigorous and ethical approach to methodology. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) provides critically important data. Sexual violence is a complex problem.  Social norms related to gender, a culture that persists in victim blaming attitudes, and the significant traumatic impacts of sexual violence make it difficult for survivors to freely share their experiences. Read more

NAESV Cheers Signing of Omnibus Appropriations Bill Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act

March 15, 2022:

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) applauds the House and Senate passage of the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Act signed into law by President Biden today which includes the strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act (VAWA). In addition to strong provisions to ensure survivors’ access to healing services and programs to prevent sexual violence, the bill increases the funding for the Sexual Assault Services Program, Rape Prevention and Education Program, and Culturally Specific Services Program. Read more

NAESV Celebrates Senate Introduction of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 And Urges Swift Action!

February 9, 2022:

NAESV applauds Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 today.  This important bill reflects a bipartisan consensus that the government needs to do more to prevent and to respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill addresses the many needs identified during extensive engagement. Read more

NAESV Applauds Landmark Bipartisan Agreement to Address Military Sexual Assault in the National Defense Authorization Act

December 7, 2021:

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence welcomed the report of the Department of Defense Internal Review Commission (IRC) on Sexual Assault in the Military along with the visionary leadership of President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Now, the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) agreement reached by Congress enshrines some of the major recommendations of the IRC ensuring that sexual assault and other major crimes are prosecuted by attorneys with specialized expertise independent from the chain of command. Read more.

NAESV Applauds First-Ever National Strategy on Gender Equality

October 22, 2021:

Today, the White House Gender Policy Council issued a historic first-ever strategy to address gender equity and equality with a government-wide, intersectional approach. Monika Johnson Hostler, President of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, gave the following statement...Read more.


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