BOWLING GREEN - More than 30 life-sized silhouettes representing northwest Ohio women who have been killed as the result of domestic violence will be unveiled at noon Wednesday in the third annual Silent Witness Unveiling at Bowling Green State University.
The event, to be held in Room 101B of Olscamp Hall, is intended to honor victims and generate awareness about domestic violence, and advocate for legislative action to end violence against women.
"Each of the silhouettes bears the name, age, and story of a woman murdered in an act of domestic violence," said Rebecca Nichols Theis, victim advocate with the Transformation Project at the Women's Center at BGSU. "This year, we added eight new witnesses just from northwest Ohio. From June, 2003, to August, 2004, there were eight murders."
The tally does not count last week's murder of Sandra K. Smith, 48, of Pemberville, who was stabbed to death, allegedly by her estranged boyfriend.
Other activities at BGSU planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month include: