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Response to James Taranto's WSJ Editorial on Rape

In a deeply irresponsible Wall Street Journal editorial, columnist James Taranto championed the perceived plight of college men who are (or could be) accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female, particularly when the men are themselves intoxicated. Alcohol consumption and sexual assault are realities on college campuses nationwide, and it’s an important conversation to have. In having the conversation, however, it’s important to be armed with facts.

Fact 1: Men who rape use alcohol and intoxication to commit their crimes.

Fact 2: Men who rape are often “good guys” in the community’s eyes.

Fact 3: Rape is not a reaction to regret or miscommunication. It’s a crime.

Fact 4: Being raped while intoxicated is traumatic.

Fact 5: Ending rape is not about being male or female. It’s about being human.

Please read the entire response from Monika Johnson Hostler, The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Board President

2014 DV Awareness Night with the Utah Grizzlies

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC) invites you to join us for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS NIGHT with the Utah Grizzlies at the Maverick Center on Friday, April 11th at 7:00p.m.

Discounted tickets are available for $15.

A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition to support our mission of creating a state where domestic violence is intolerable. Proceeds will be utilized to support the Domestic Violence LINKLine, the statewide domestic violence hotline, and the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.


To purchase discounted tickets, please contact:
Hildegard Koenig
Phone: 801-521-5544 / 801-554-3481

Register for the Inclusive Spaces Workshop

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is delighted to announce that its first collaborative workshop with the Inclusion Center for Community and Justice.

This day long workshop is FREE and open to anyone working in the domestic violence field as well as community members.

Register now, it's free!

Most Recent Zimmerman Arrest is Opportunity to Address Language and Myths Related to Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) urges the media to cover domestic violence accurately.

With high profile cases of domestic violence in the news, such as George Zimmerman’s most recent arrest November 18, 2013 on aggravated assault and battery-domestic violence charges [1] [2], the media has the opportunity to debunk myths and set the record straight on the realities of domestic violence.

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Choose to Cherish

 The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is launching an exciting new campaign, "Choose to Cherish" and we need your partnership as we seek to make Utah the safest state in the nation.

Most people are aware of the horrible effects of violence and the impact is has on Utah families

  • 40% of all homicides in the state were related to domestic violence and
  • the youngest victim was only 5 years old and
  • most recently the loss of a young police officer, Sgt. Derrick Johnson.

Statistics tell one story but, however horrifying, they are often quickly forgotten. Here at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition we believe that holding the memory of those lost should call us to focused, effective action. We believe that if we change the dialogue concerning the issue of violence and focus our support on the strengths and goodness in our communities Utah will be safer for all.

Your support in partnering with the UDVC will provide us with an important collaboration and enhance all our efforts in being a force for good in Utah. Utah Domestic Violence Coalition supports local victim’s service agencies throughout Utah. We support the grassroots agencies who share our goal to empower and uplift children and enable them to live a life free from violence. We wholeheartedly invite you to become a sponsor of this campaign.

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