The Movement

A photo taken of some of our founders a few years ago

About the Women's Safety Movement

Women’s Advocates’ beginning days were in the midst of the “battered women’s movement” in the 1970s, and the movement for women’s safety continues through today.  Sister organizations in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota that began operating in the 1970’s are still working hard alongside us to address and prevent abuse through violence prevention and education, shelter and healing, and safety after shelter.

A collection of materials that cover the women’s safety movement:

The Radical Transformations of a Battered Women’s Shelter (The New Yorker)

I helped open one of the first women’s shelters (Domestic Shelters)

When women went public (Minnesota History)

Power and Control film (Hillcrest Films)

We are all advocates (Women’s Press)

Some recent media coverage of efforts in the women’s safety movement:

Twin Cities affordable housing shortages affecting domestic violence survivors (Pioneer Press)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: On connections, hope and healing  (MinnPost)

Legislator intervenes as woman is getting beaten on St. Paul sidewalk   (Star Tribune)

Woodbury native’s new venture benefits shelters  (Pioneer Press)

Experts Warn of Stalkers Abusing Family Tracking Apps (KARE 11)