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Annual Men’s March Against Violence helping to raise awareness of domestic abuse

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Domestic violence is an issue that affects everyone. Every 15 seconds, a woman is being beaten somewhere in the United States.  Eighty percent of the time, her abuser is not a stranger, and 50 percent of the time the violence is witnessed by children. In an effort to raise awareness of this alarming crisis, the community is invited to participate in the 22nd Annual Men’s March Against Violence on Thursday, October 13 in downtown Honolulu.

The Oct. 13 Men’s March Against Violence begins next Thursday at noon at the State Capitol Rotunda, and ends at Skygate Park at Honolulu Hale, with a rally featuring several guest speakers immediately after the march.

Each year in Hawaii, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence. Each year we make great strides toward our goal of safety in our homes, schools, and communities, but it takes all of us working together. Domestic violence is an issue that affects people of every kind of demographic, not just women. One in four men in the United States will become a victim of domestic violence during his lifetime.

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