Tuesday, November 3, 2015
: 10:59 a.m. - 11:17 a.m.
This documentary explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women—we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws and our lack of understanding. This film begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: "Why does he abuse?" "Why do we turn away?" "How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?"
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate the complex realities of intimate partner violence.
Keyword(s): Social and behavioral sciences, Advocacy for health and health education
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted applied research on gender-based violence, including domestic/intimate partner violence for 20 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines,
and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed
in my presentation.