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

Reference material:

Intimate Partner Violence

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