The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence Safety Net Technology Project Joins Facebook’s Global Safety Advisory Board

Posted on: 12.23.10

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2010

Contact:  Brian Namey, bnamey@nnedv.org; 202-543-5566

National Network to End Domestic Violence Safety Net Technology ProjectJoins Facebook’s Global Safety Advisory Board

Washington, D.C. – The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) today announced that it is joining Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, becoming one of five organizations from North America and Europe to be a part of the group. NNEDV’s Safety Net Technology Project experts have worked with Facebook consistently to represent the needs of victims of domestic violence, cyber-stalking and teen dating violence.

“We are honored to join Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board,” said Cindy Southworth, one of NNEDV’s vice presidents and the founder of NNEDV’s Safety Net Technology Project.  “We’re grateful that Facebook regularly works with us to collect feedback on privacy features and online safety. We look forward to continuing our efforts together in an even greater capacity to create the safest possible online networking space for everyone – including survivors of domestic violence, dating abuse, cyber-stalking and harassment.”

Celebrating its one-year anniversary this week, Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board provides suggestions on new Facebook products before they are launched and advises Facebook on increasing online safety measures.

“Protecting the unique needs of domestic abuse victims and survivors is a responsibility shared by policymakers, safety advocates and organizations that seek to create the most robust safety environment possible, like Facebook,” said Marne Levine, Facebook’s Vice President for Global Public Policy. “We are thrilled to welcome the National Network to End Domestic Violence to our global Safety Advisory Board, and look forward to working with them closely to make sure that we are always taking into account the needs of domestic abuse victims.”

The four other member organizations of Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board are:

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/fbsafety#!/note.php?note_id=172904199397037&id=125459124158601.

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NNEDV, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and  advocates. Its members include the 56 state 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 the past 15 years, after leading efforts among domestic violence advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994.  To learn more, please visit www.nnedv.org

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