Each year in Hawaii, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence. In an effort to raise awareness of this alarming crisis, the community is invited to participate in the 24th Annual Men’s March Against Violence on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

The event will begin at the State Capitol Rotunda at 11:45 am with a remembrance ceremony honoring victims of domestic violence who have passed in the last year. The March will leave from the Capitol at 12:00 noon and end with a rally featuring guest speakers at ‘Iolani Palace.

While men are asked to march, the community at-large is urged to support them. The event is meant to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence and how to prevent such incidents from taking place or provide resources to victims seeking help. Over 1,000 people participated in last year’s march and rally, bringing in new and younger male attendees in hopes of instilling values of peace and non-violence at a younger age.

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