October 3, 2019 10:30-12:00 Shuttles from JABSOM to Capitol for Men’s March Against Domestic Violence

Date/Time

October 3rd, 2019

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location

Join Dean Jerris Hedges and students of the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine as we walk in support of those who want to end domestic violence, and to spread the word about ways to curb the problem and heal families and relationships.

JABSOM THINGS TO KNOW
LEAVE: Shuttle pick-up by JABSOM flag poles, shuttle will run 10:30-12:00 to the State Capitol
RETURN: 12:30 to 2:00 shuttles will return to JABSOM from the State Capitol.

• T-shirts are available from Ken Stridiron (MS2), at: andrewk9@hawaii.edu or Melia Young, at
meliay@hawaii.edu

Also.. look for other activities during the Month of October!

Why we march
Each year in Hawai‘i, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence. For the past 25 years, the Men’s March Against Violence has worked to transform this culture of violence in Hawaiʻi. We must all unite to put an end to domestic violence in our community.

The event will begin and end at ʻIolani Palace, with a march scheduled to leave around 11:45 AM. This will be followed by a rally featuring guest speakers, and a remembrance ceremony to honor the victims of domestic violence that have passed in the last year.

While men are asked to march, the community at-large is urged to support them. The event is meant to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence and how to prevent such incidents from taking place as well as provide resources to victims seeking help. Over 1,000 people participated in last year’s march and rally, and we expect even more people this year.

Sponsors of the event include Catholic Charities of Hawaiʻi, Central Pacific Bank, Chaminade University, the City & County of Honolulu, Domestic Violence Action Center, Kaiser Permanente, Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi, Parents And Children Together (PACT), and UH Mānoa.

For more information on how to participate in the event visit:

Facebook: @MensMarchAgainstViolence
Instagram: @MensMarchAgainstViolence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A PROBLEM IN THE WORKPLACE
1 in 5 employed adults is a victim of domestic violence. The annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated as $727.8 million with over $7.9 million paid workdays lost per year
78% of human resources professionals and 40% of corporate leaders are aware of and consider intimate partner violence a workplace issue
HAWAl’I CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATEWIDE STATISTICS
In 2015: 9,081 domestic violence survivors served; 16,900 Hotline calls (crisis counseling) taken; 5,253 crisis intervention services completed; 2,305 legal advocacy & court accompaniments; 7,613 people reached via DV outreach & education
INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE
The CDC estimates that domestic violence costs the U.S. at least $9.05 billion each year
HOW CAN WE HELP STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? RAISE AWARENESS
20 people per minute in the U.S. are victims
25% believe that the victim is responsible
Only 12% of cases are reported because of low trust in institutions