October is Domestic Violence month.

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 13:03 -- Anna

Domestic violence affects more than you know. Men, women, and children can all be vicitims. It is important to acknowledge the existence of domestic violence and to have hard conversations with friends and loved ones on the topic. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a decree proclaiming October as Domestic Violence month. That's how important this issue is.

 

STATE of MINNESOTA
WHEREAS:Relationship violence, a pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over an
intimate partner, occurs across Minnesota and the nation to one in three women; and
 
WHEREAS: Domestic violence programs across the state provide support and resources to over 55,000 victim
and survivors to ensure their safety; and
 
WHEREAS: Barriers and systemic racial disparities impact victim and survivors of domestic violence. Everyone
experiencing violence should be able to access the help they need; and
 
WHEREAS: Domestic violence programs serve survivors of all immigrant statuses because no one should have
to choose between staying in an abusive relationship and finding safety; and
 
WHEREAS: Survivors are believed and supported in their search for justice in order to empower others to come
forwards; and
 
WHEREAS: Safe and affordable housing is a top priority and a human right, as domestic violence continues to
be a leading cause of homelessness for women; and
 
WHEREAS: Community collaboration ensures the safety of victim and survivors in Minnesota; and
 
WHEREAS: Preventing violence before it begins and transforming behavior after violence has occurred is
essential to our shared goal of a violence-free Minnesota.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TIM WALZ, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2019, as:
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 
AWARENESS MONTH
 
in the State of Minnesota.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 30th day of September.