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President's Message: "Look at the World through Women's Eyes" (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
League Lands in the Middle of a Highly-Charged Political Dispute
Mayor Jeremy Harris to Address League
Honolulu League Continuing Program 1994-1995
Honolulu League Testifies on Development Plan Amendments (Astrid Monson)
Domestic Violence Film to Be Aired
Learn about League
Education Committee (Marion Saunders)

Domestic Violence Film to Be Aired

Defending Our Lives, a riveting docu-drama that tells the story of women who were incarcerated for killing their batterers in self-defense, will brought to Hawaii by the Human Resources Committee, in cooperation with other civic groups, early next year.

The thought-provoking film won the 1994 Academy Award for the best documentary short, and has been screened once in Hawaii.

According to the Hawaii Commission on the Status of Women, twenty percent of Hawaii's women between the ages of 18 and 64 have been targets of violence by an intimate partner. In the past year, in the state of Hawaii, twenty-five lives were lost to domestic violence.

The committee is planning to produce a fact sheet for members on different forms of violence. A series of talks by leaders from the community who are involved in violence issues is scheduled for 1995.The committee plans to tape these discussions and air them on the 'Olelo TV channel.

"I seriously wonder how many married men would have the strength to walk away without inflicting some corporal punishment."

-Judge Robert Cahill, explaining why he sentenced Kenneth Peacock, who killed his wife after finding her in bed with another man, to only 18 months in jail

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