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Gender-based Violence

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.

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Commentary: It’s Past Time to Talk and Write Much Better About Gender-Based Violence

"Achieving a violence free Minnesota demands that we explicitly name domestic violence when and where it occurs, and that it remains a matter of community action before, during, and after tragedies like these—not just when first responders are killed in their attempts to assist."

Highest Known Number of Minnesotans Killed From Domestic Violence in 2023

Violence Free Minnesota was able to confirm 39 known victims in 2023. This is the highest confirmed number of known deaths from domestic violence since the coalition started tracking intimate partner homicides in 1989.

2023 Changemaker Rhonda Martinson: Policing the Response to Domestic Violence

They are not solely a critique of police policies and practices, but a way to understand the “why” behind missing pieces that block support for victims.

Three Decades Covering Gender-Based Violence

Many of the stories we have published over the decades are not significantly different from today.

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A big event to connect engaged feminists who care about solutions and action

Deep Dive: Filling Gaps in Public Safety 

The most prevalent issues in community safety include domestic violence, as well as lack of options for treating mental health crises and addictions. This is a deep look at how Minnesota families and neighborhoods are impacted by these often-overlooked issues of public safety, and how Minnesotans can address these issues in a more comprehensive way than what policing is able to handle due to lack of personnel, attention, or training.

On Morality, Transformation, and Vulnerability: A Talk by the Publisher

Historical perspectives about transformative justice, philosophy about human evolution, and stories from the Changemakers Alliance visits to statewide communities for the "Hometown Values & Vision" series.

Global Rights for Women Announces a Report on Minneapolis Police Response to Domestic Violence

"In reality, we focus more on robbers, drug dealers, and gangsters, when in fact ... these are the same people committing domestic violence. Maybe our focus should be on abusers, and it would have a trickle-down effect to other violent crimes."

Major Public Safety and Gun Legislation Bills Signed Into Law (and Some of the Debates Against Them)

"Red flag" gun legislation will restrict access to people who are in danger of using guns to cause harm, including in domestic violence issues. Opposition voices included here...

Hmong Minnesotan Efforts to Liberate Us From Violence

“[W]hether it is the police or the men in our community, it’s the same kind of violence. It is patriarchal violence.” 

Breaking the Cycles that Lead to Violence

"We’re seeing a resurgence of interest in restorative justice, because it resonates, I think, at the core with so many of us."

Deep Dive: Why Doesn’t Minnesota Have a Survivors Justice Act?

"My purpose was to unpack the secret, because there were other women surrounding me while I was incarcerated who were dealing with the same issue."