Choose Respect: Stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

 

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Letter from Governor Sean Parnell


Fellow Alaskans,

In December of 2009, I pledged that Alaska would take every step necessary to stop the epidemic of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse in Alaska. Since then, we have witnessed more and more Alaskans finding the courage to speak, and the strength to act.

We started with 18 partner communities. By March of 2013, more than 150 Alaska communities participated in Choose Respect marches, rallies, and community events. Together, we are sending messages of hope and healing to the many who have suffered from these crimes.

Please look at our Choose Respect map of Alaska, and if you don’t see your community listed, contact our office to inquire about how your community can get involved. Our next Choose Respect event will be March 27, 2014.

Together, let’s take back some ground for safer homes and stronger families.

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Best regards,

Sean Parnell
Governor

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2013

Anti-violence rallies draw hundreds across Arctic
STAR Thinking Outside The Box In Fighting Alaska's Sexual Assault Rates
Green Dot calls for action against violence
Bethelites march to end violence and assault
Homer stands up against violence
No More campaign gains momentum
Klawock is a Green Dot Community
Health issues result from partial strangulation
Choose Respect rally draws big crowd
More than 100 turn out for annual Choose Respect walk
Choose Respect: Governor’s campaign against sex abuse, domestic violence is a terrible necessity
Archbishop Schwietz to help lead Anchorage’s “Choose Respect” rally
Domestic violence survivor shares her story to encourage others to speak out
Green Dot – Ending violence
'Choose Respect' rallies to be held Thursday
Compass: Alaskans pull together against domestic violence and sexual assault
Domestic Violence: NO MORE
Alaska families try to sever the link between sexual abuse and FASD
Why are Wrangell and Petersburg covered in dots?
One Billion Rising for Justice
Blame rapists for rape ... obviously
Letters: Help end epidemic of sexual assault and domestic violence
CNN to spotlight Alaska’s high rape numbers
HopeLine Project: Cell Phones for Domestic Violence Shelters
Bystander inaction, be gone
Domestic violence prevention summit begins today
Homer teens ‘Lead On!’
Troopers investigate Valley shootings that leave two dead
Two bases. Two social experiments. Would you do the right thing?
Shift in domestic violence education takes hold in Alaska
Churches safe havens for domestic violence victims
Native teens break silence on violence, sexual abuse
Violence against Alaska women ongoing, deadly problem
Gov. Parnell speaks against violence: 'Traditional family values are Alaska values'
Violence survey alarms
Suffering exposed: Alaska's women speak up about violence, abuse
Half of Ketchikan women experienced violence
Ketchikan Meeting Scheduled for Release of Data from the Alaska Victimization Survey
Letter: Alaska Victimization Survey
Violence against women is never justified
Study shows high number of Kenai Peninsula women victimized
Survey: More than half of Valley women have experienced violence
Our View: To change violence numbers, we need to change lives
Survey paints grim picture of violence against women in Mat-Su
Mat-Su cannot escape Alaska's dishonor
Breaking the silence: Talking about domestic violence
Perkins Coie's Danielle Ryman Receives Alaska Attorney General's Pro Bono Service Award
What does domestic violence look like to children?
Task force, Governor remain focused on domestic violence
State Wants Community to Step up to Combat High Domestic Violence Rates
Violence prevention program makes its way to UAF
SAFV Tackles Domestic Violence Crisis With Community Training
Crime bill and Green Dot etc., fight domestic violence on Peninsula
Safe House Program takes hold in Skagway
Silence about sexual and domestic abuse is unacceptable
Ambler Supports Choose Respect
Green Dot Asks Alaskans to Help Stop Sexual Assaults, Domestic Violence
First Lady Speaks Against Public Safety Cut
Elise Patkotak: To end abuse, good men must break silence
Choose Respect Rallies Set for Alaska Communities
Serial Rapist Richard Dorsey Sentenced to 79 Years
Volunteers on the front lines helping sex assault victims
Children learn continuously: What will we teach them?
CHOOSE RESPECT: It’s about Alaskans standing up for other Alaskans
Dancing against violence
Las Vegas sex trafficker sentenced to prison in 2010 Alaska case
Alaskans must have zero tolerance for sex trafficking

2012

West Valley basketball coach works to make boys into men
Sitka youth choose respect
Old Harbor safer with new village response team
Troopers, Prosecutors Included in Budget
Over Half Of Women In Y-K Delta Experience Partner, Sexual Violence
Yugcetun Qanemcit Aipiritmi
Alaska Innovates First Program To Subsidize Housing For Victims Of Violence
Young Fairbanks reporter lands interview with Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell
Shed the Light
Speech: Standing Together Against Human Trafficking
Men must become extra tough to stop violence against women
Rampant to Rare - Domestic Violence in Alaska
Study: 44 percent of Kodiak women abused
Overcoming violence: A time to unite
Ceremony Aims To Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence
Vulnerable among us need your help
To Create a Better Future, Heal the Past
Tackling Alaska's Domestic Violence Epidemic
State is confronting assaults: More progress is essential to end Alaska's epidemic
Speak out against abuse and save a child
We Are Public Health. We Work to Prevent Domestic Violence
House passes Parnell-backed sex-trafficking bill
Choose respect marches hope across Alaska
How to Stop Sexual Assault
Director Ron Taylor addresses ‘Choose Respect’ Rally in Nenana
Alaska Legal Services Corporation 'Choose Respect'
Domestic violence and sexual assault: courage to act
Gain courage together: Alaskans all can ‘choose respect’
Choose respect, join the march
Governor's Bill Protects Trafficking Victims
Governor's Vulnerable Adult Bill Passes Senate
Hope counters Barrow tragedy
Reeling from death of 3-year-old girl, Barrow women speak up
Arming the baristas won't fix Alaska's problem with violence against women
After Tragedy in Barrow, Community Comes Together
A colorful skiing party with a deeper purpose
Human Trafficking Awareness Day
First Lady Addresses Alaska Women's Expo
Alaska Men Choose Respect
Parnell: Thank you Falcons for sending powerful message
Video: Let Love In
When I Am an Elder

2011

Governor proposes housing aid for victims of violence
Survey: 1 in 4 women attacked by intimate partner
Preventing abuse everyone's responsibility
Act to end violence against Alaska women
District Attorneys Take to the Airwaves in Support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Victimization survey finds high rates of violence against Juneau women
Men can show the way in battle against domestic violence
Survey Reveals Bristol Bay Intimate Partner Violence Numbers
Intervene to protect children from abuse
Photo: Choose Respect
Domestic violence in Fairbanks: The numbers might surprise you
Sitka unveils Choose Respect mural
‘Green Dot’ Campaign Aims to Stop Sexual Assault, Rape
Sexual Assault Much More Pervasive Than It Appears
Survey Shows High Rate if Sexual Violence in Anchorage
New Study Reveals Epidemic of Domestic Violence in Anchorage
Attorney Allen Bailey Honored with Attorney General's Pro Bono Service Award
Domestic Violence Information Placemats
Men Choosing Respect Posters
Arctic Women in Crisis Newsletter
Denali Base Camp Chooses Respect
Kenny Lake Fair has Choose Respect booth
My turn: Domestic violence not about marital problems, not about losing control
Copper River Regional Health Fair - Glennallen
State to bolster troopers, village police in Northwest
Governor’s Child Protection Bill Passes
Alaska CAC's Choose Respect
Letter: Support Governor's Choose Respect Initiative
Choose Respect rally pushes for an end to domestic violence in Alaska
Alaska Delegation Supports Gov. Parnell’s Choose Respect Initiative with D.C. Rally
Mat-Su Choose Respect Poster Contest
Choose Respect: Sexual assault, domestic violence need your attention
Domestic violence trainers take stock of Kodiak
Choose Respect movement makes gain
Choose Respect and teach your children the right way
United Fishermen of Alaska Support Choose Respect
Facebook’s New Anti-Bullying Tools Create a “Culture of Respect”
Fishermen Choose Respect
Leeshore Lighthouse Quarterly
Parnell has clear ideas to curb mess of domestic violence
Our view: No finer service
Gov: Businesses can play role in fighting violence
Parnell Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
Parnell pitches anti-violence initiative to business sector
Speech: Alaska's Heart Condition
Parnell: More than 30 communities to hold rallies
State awards domestic violence prevention grants for rural Alaska
Fact Sheet: Rural Community Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Pilot Project grantee list
Our view: Stunning numbers

2010

Our view: Choose respect
Steps for a positive choice appreciated
Parnell's DV initiative cruising toward victory
Governor Parnell's Choose Respect Campaign working
Our View: Choose Respect
Marching toward respect
From Ketchikan to Barrow, Alaskans Unite to Choose Respect
Alaska marches to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse
Parnell leads march to fight domestic violence
Governor Parnell: The time is now to raise the hue and cry
Governor Parnell: An attitude change
State of the State: Parnell’s new path

2009

Alaska Editorial: Stop the pain, once and for all
Parnell rightly addresses sexual abuse
Shameful epidemic

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