Tag Archive for: Reducing Gender-based Violence

Board Members Explain Why They Work With a Domestic Violence Shelter

"I didn’t actually realize domestic violence was going on in our own community. I started asking questions and realizing how many people are affected."

Communities Grapple With Abusive Partners Who Also Are Parents

We talked with Melissa Scaia, a long-time advocate for survivors of gender-based violence, about the dynamics in families with an abusive parent, and what can and cannot be done to change experiences.

Four Advocates Talk About How Minnesota Can Address Gender-Based Violence Collectively

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We know so many survivors who went through a criminal process and find themselves no safer. They don't feel healed. Survivors deserve more options than what we currently have invested in as a society.

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.

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.

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."

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."