ROCHESTER, Minn.- One in foun women and 1 in 7 men ages 18 and older in America have fallen victim to physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
The Women’s Shelter and Community Center in Rochester held an event in the Olmsted County building to raise awareness against domestic violence.
Terri Allred, director of community engagement for the shelter, said she wants to raise awareness to help shine a light on domestic violence.
“Women today still going to abusive relationships, we want people to have tools to deal with these issues,”she said.
Another who attended the event was Kyler Steffe. She tells KIMT News 3 that she isn't a victim of domestic violence but knows a lot more victims than she would like to know. She said this is a call to action.
“There are women dying from the hands of their husbands, boyfriends, whatever and that shouldn't be the case. This is a problem.”
The attendees signed cards that were mailed to their local officials to create a task force for murdered and missing women and a sexual harassment in Minnesota.
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