(HawaiiNewsNow) - Every hour, up to 115 children are abused in the United States. Each year, over 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes, and boys who witness this violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they grow up. In an effort to educate communities about bringing an end to domestic violence, seven local organizations will once again join together to present the 17th Annual Men's March Against Violence this October, which also happens to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
17TH ANNUAL MEN'S MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE – It's A Matter of Influence. Taking a stand against domestic violence, this annual event features a short march and rally in support of non-violence. While men are asked to march, the entire community is welcome to march alongside them. All are encouraged to attend the Rally, featuring several motivational speakers, which immediately follows the march. The event marks an important opportunity for the community to speak out with one voice. This year's theme is "It's A Matter of Influence."
Thursday, October 13, 2011
12 noon – Men's March (begins at Chinatown's Kekaulike Plaza on S. King St.)
12:20 p.m. – The Rally (Skygate Park, Honolulu Hale)
Catholic Charities Hawai'i
Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu Community College
YMCA of Honolulu
City & County of Honolulu's Department of Community Services