Violence Prevention Program
One out of every seven women in Hawaii has been forcibly raped at some point in their lifetime, according to estimates in a 2003 report. In 2005, approximately one in ten women at the University of Hawaii reported having been sexually assaulted since they attended the university.
The Maternal and Child Health Branch works with agencies and organizations throughout the State to prevent sexual violence and related forms of violence by:
• Providing oversight of sexual violence prevention agencies receiving state and federal funds
• Collaborating with coalitions to increase public awareness through community education
• Supporting the development of initiatives for the prevention of violence against women