2014 Minnestoa Femicide Report

On Tuesday, January 27th, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women will hold a press conference in room 181 of the State office building to talk about last year’s statistics regarding violence against women.

Assignment:  go to the press conference and produce a feature for the Morning Blend.  Or schedule a live Morning Blend interview on this topic.


Since 1989, the Minnesota Femicide Report has provided annual documentation on intimate partner homicides across the state of Minnesota. The 26th release of the Minnesota Femicide Report memorializes the 23 Minnesotans known to be killed due to domestic violence in 2014. The report focuses on significant issues related to the homicides including: murder-suicides, particularly within elderly relationships; the use of firearms; the cross-section of mental health and domestic violence; and the need for expansive intervention and collaboration to support people experiencing domestic violence. The press conference will include a small display of the 2014 Clothesline Project, a visual memorial to the lives lost to domestic violence.
WHO: It is expected that the following people will speak at the press conference:
 Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney
 Bethany, survivor of domestic violence
 Rebekah Moses, MCBW Program Manager in Public Policy
 Becky Smith, MCBW Program Manager in Communications and Public Awareness
Various legislators are expected to attend the press conference.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Room 181, State Office Building


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