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07/14/2016 - 9:53am

Madison—End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin is calling attention to the disturbing number of domestic violence homicides that occurred during the first six months of this year. The agency says the preliminary count of domestic violence-related deaths for the first half of 2016, 39 deaths, is almost 70-percent higher than average, and it represents a one-third increase over the previous high, which occurred from January to June of 2009. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has been tracking domestic violence homicides and homicide-suicides since 2000.

05/06/2016 - 1:57pm

Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness MonthEnd Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and American Indians Against Abuse-Wisconsin will be bringing together dozens of local service providers to learn about the importance of dealing with the mental trauma of sexual assault and domestic violence from Cathy Cave, a national leader on issues of mental health, trauma, and gender-based violence. Training will be May 11 and 12, 2016 in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

04/08/2016 - 12:22pm

Tess Meuer Given Warren H. Stolper “Adjunct of the Year” Award by University of Wisconsin Law School

Madison—Thursday night, the University of Wisconsin Law School Alumni Association and Board of Visitors named Tess Meuer, Director of Justice Systems for End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the Adjunct Professor of the Year. Meuer taught “Law and Contemporary Problems: Domestic Abuse” for 20 years at the Law School and supervises law student interns. The award recognizes outstanding legal instruction by practicing lawyers.

03/03/2016 - 5:56pm

Madison—With Robbyn Bowman on hand, Governor Walker signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will help domestic violence survivors keep their pets safe. Bowman says this new law will make it less difficult for victims to leave abusive homes.

02/26/2016 - 12:42pm

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Files Brief Urging Court to Keep Guns Away from Abuser

Washington, D.C.—On Monday, the United States Supreme Court will consider the scope of a federal law that prohibits batterers convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from owning or possessing guns. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin joined three national organizations in leading an effort to tell the court, through an amicus brief, that disarming violent abusers is critical to the safety of domestic violence victims.

02/17/2016 - 2:20pm

Madison—Tomorrow, immigrants and their allies will make their voices heard in the State Capitol and will make their presence elsewhere in the state felt -- by their absence. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the statewide voice for survivors of domestic violence, supports the “Day Without Latinos” Rally planned for Thursday, which will call attention to bills that will negatively impact immigrant victims and their children in Wisconsin.

02/10/2016 - 9:52am

Madison—Today, the state legislature approved a slate of bills that will give survivors of domestic violence better protections when separating from abusive partners. Victim advocates said the measures will help survivors navigate what can often be a confusing and dangerous process.

02/17/2016 - 2:18pm

Madison—Today, a key legislative committee is set to consider moving Wisconsin towards a more comprehensive approach to addressing and preventing teen dating violence. Advocates say Assembly Bill 692 will both improve the health and safety of Wisconsin teens and lay the groundwork for less domestic violence in the future.

10/15/2015 - 11:41am

MADISON – Today, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released an open letter to District Attorney Ismael Ozanne urging him not to charge Cierra Finkley. The letter outlines Finkley’s situation and its effects on her individually, while putting the criminalization of Finkley’s actions within the context of the institutional racism that exists in the American criminal justice system.

10/13/2015 - 1:15pm

Madison –  As organizations that have worked productively with elected officials from across the spectrum to reduce gender-based violence, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault are extremely disappointed in politicians’ recent efforts to insert themselves in school bathrooms and override the judgment of educators and local officials.