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October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For the past 4 years, the Zonta Club of Milwaukee conducted its Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women silent march in memory of those who died the prior year as a result of domestic violence. The march coincided with the annual report of domestic violence homicides and deaths published by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. This year, due to the pandemic, we are not conducting the march. Instead, through the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be sharing some of the statistics, analysis, and stories from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s 2019 Homicide Report as well as other information about domestic violence.

In 2019, there were 52 domestic violence homicide victims in 23 Wisconsin counties. That’s a huge increase over the 32 victims in 2018. In addition, in 2019, there were 18 perpetrator suicides in addition to the homicide deaths, the highest number since End Abuse started collecting data 20 years ago.

Here’s a link to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about the recent release of the End Abuse Wisconsin Homicide Report.

Please check out our Zonta Club of Milwaukee Facebook for postings throughout the month of October!