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Violence Against Women

Guest opinion: Domestic violence a year-round menace in Montana

Many people across town and across the country are talking about the high-profile domestic violence incident that continues to grab headlines. Similar situations are present here and escalating, with terrifying cases of violence reported each week. One in three women in our region is a targe…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: Lawmakers must support continued funding to curb domestic violence

September marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking passage of the Violence Against Women Act.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am(0)

DOJ grantees to aid victims of violence in Bakken Region

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services created a three-part plan for their newly awarded grant from the Department of Justice.

August 28, 2014 3:38 pm(0)
Memory of murdered mother, daughters lives on in family-violence conference

Memory of murdered mother, daughters lives on in family-violence conference

Twenty five years after a Billings mother and her two daughters were murdered, efforts are underway to prevent a repeat of incident and stop family violence.

August 27, 2014 5:30 pm(0)

Guest opinion: U.S. DOJ agreements benefit Missoula women

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, together with its U.S. Attorney’s Offices, enforces the nation’s civil rights laws to protect against unlawful discrimination. When civil rights are violated, the department has authority to act, as it did in Missoula. Had the departmen…

August 12, 2014 12:00 am(0)
Montana crime and victim programs split $4 million

Montana crime and victim programs split $4 million

The Montana Board of Crime Control has awarded $4 million in grants to crisis agencies and local law enforcement.

June 19, 2014 4:33 pm Related (0)

Gazette opinion: The terribly underreported violent crime

The series of home-invasion rapes that occurred last year in Billings put our entire community on alert. People started locking doors — all the time — and hundreds of women turned out for a self-defense class organized by the Billings Police Department at Montana State University Billings.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: Equal Rites for jurists, CEOs, rapper on 19th Amendment anniversary

BOSTON — And so once more we gather to celebrate Aug. 26, the 93rd anniversary of that historic day when women finally won the right to vote. Our optimistic foremothers fervently believed that the vote would empower women to transform the world.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am(0)
Weekly Webb: Turning to laughs for serious cause

Weekly Webb: Turning to laughs for serious cause

Diane Kylander figures if anyone needs a good laugh, it’s the victims of domestic violence.

March 01, 2013 1:15 am(1)

Congressional inaction dismays domestic violence groups

When Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence against Women Act earlier this week, it was a real blow for Montana groups fighting domestic and sexual violence.

January 04, 2013 6:05 pm(6)

Domestic violence prevention programs receive grant from Verizon

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, a nonprofit agency serving Carbon and Stillwater county families affected by domestic violence, has received a Verizon Wireless HopeLine Grant of $10,000.

November 08, 2012 2:15 pm(1)

UM gets nearly $300K grant to address violence

MISSOULA - The University of Montana has been awarded a nearly $300,000 federal grant to expand its efforts to address violence against women on campus.

September 24, 2012 2:42 pm(2)

Training this week for sexual assault victim advocates

Kelly A. Young, president and CEO of the AIDS Foundation Houston, will provide a workshop for domestic and sexual assault advocates this week in Red Lodge.

March 20, 2012 4:30 pm(0)
Domestic abuse victim now helps others

Domestic abuse victim now helps others

An impromptu call from a male acquaintance, wishing Maria Martin a "happy Easter," would send the man she had just begun dating into a jealous rage.

March 16, 2012 12:15 am Photos


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Guest opinion: Poverty entraps domestic violence survivors

The talk is all about the economy and recession these days. TV news has endless stories of families who have lost their homes and women and men who have been out of work for one, two, or even more years. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, nearly one in six Americans currently lives in povert…

October 01, 2011 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: Let's change bad news about domestic violence

On the morning of Dec. 3, I logged onto the Billings Gazette website, as I do most mornings. I scrolled down to the Montana News section, where there were 20 headlines listed. There were two articles about the seemingly senseless murder of a young Montana Highway Patrol officer, as well as a…

December 08, 2010 12:00 am(0)

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