Friday, November 1, 2013

Mat-Su data from Alaska Victimization Survey noted in Frontiersman opinion piece

Sign and flags in field along Glenn Highway.
Photo by Robert DeBerry - used with permission.
Violence against women data from the Alaska Victimization Survey 2013 Mat-Su regional estimates are highlighted in a recent opinion piece by Prof. Judy Gette, UAA Mat-Su College:

"Explaining the 53 percent" by Judy Gette (Spectrum opinion piece) (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 24 Oct 2013).

The piece has an accompanying photo by Robert DeBerry of the Frontiersman showing a sign in a field along the Glenn Highway near the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer with "53%" written on it and a row of purple and white flags planted nearby.

The sign indicates the percentage of adult women in the Mat-Su Borough who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in their lives.  The sign and flags were put up by the Mat-Su National Organization for Women. For more information see  Mat-Su Now.