Getting Serious About Protecting Survivors of Partner Violence

“We are not different parts of a chain. We are different parts of a large mechanism and we have to work together.”

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.


The impact of domestic violence

In over 75 percent of women's homicides in Minnesota in the last decade, the perpetrator was a current or former intimate partner ... Between 30 to 40 percent of all homicides in Minnesota were domestic violence-related.

Marriage rights celebrated: Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles: The impact of being legally married

Cathy ten Broeke (above, left) and Margaret Miles with their…

Ellen Kennedy: Eliminating discrimination against women

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Shodo Spring

Shoda Spring (courtesy photo) How do you become fully present…

Everyday Terrorism: The intersection of guns and domestic violence

Almost two-thirds of women murdered with guns are killed by intimate partners.

Marnie Ochs-Raleigh: Strong women = strong business

Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, NAWBO-MN chapter president shares why we should do business with women-owned businesses

Everytown for Gun Safety in Minnesota: “Not a fringe issue”

Currently, says Commers, there are three types of sales that do not require background checks in Minnesota: gun show sales, online sales, and individual-to-individual sales. "Are you OK with it if 60 percent of the drivers on the road with you have had the road test?"

Marit Brock: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Marit Brock. Photography by Amber Procaccini. "Nearly three-fourths…

2015 Changemaker: Erica Gerrity and Isis Rising

Building a coalition to pass legislation to support pregnant women and new mothers in Minnesota prisons and jails

2015 Changemakers: Ginger Jentzen and advocates for fair wages

Individuals and organizations work together for political change

2015 Changemakers: The Anna Westin Act

Advocates work to pass legislation to eliminate discrimination for those with eating disorders