Int’l Women’s Day Focuses on Violence

  EUGENE, Ore. — March 8th is International Women’s Day, a holiday that’s been celebrated in the U.S. since the early 1900s. Several groups across the Eugene and Springfield area are using this day to empower local women. Combating domestic violence has been the common theme for a few different events happening in response to … Continue reading »

Martial Arts Center Offers Free Class

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene martial arts instructor says he wanted to provide a public service for the community after hearing of recent sexual assaults in the area. David Leung and one of his students offered free self defense training for women Saturday. Dozens of women took advantage of the course and learned ways to … Continue reading »

Sequestration Impacts Local Groups

EUGENE, Ore. — The federal spending cuts will have wide-reaching impact on organizations all over the country. Earlier this week, KEZI 9 News spoke with local departments about the impact this sequestration could have on their operations. Lane County Public Health was one of them and specifically its WIC program. The sequester means a cut … Continue reading »

Domestic Violence Victim to Survivor

EUGENE, Ore. — The latest survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that one in three women will be a victim of domestic violence. Breaking free from abuse takes courage, it’s a transformation from victim to survivor. In 2007, Lacey Sharp was caught up in an abusive relationship. It didn’t start … Continue reading »

Roller Girls Raise Money for Womenspace

EUGENE, Ore. — The Emerald City Roller Girls are known for their viscous and sometimes violent competitions and now they’re using their popularity to fight violence. Budget cuts recently forced Womenspace to close its walk-in service to women. Eugene’s Roller Derby League heard the news and plans to donate a portion of its revenue to … Continue reading »

Womenspace Closes Walk-In Advocacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace, a local nonprofit that helps domestic violence victims, cut a core service this month. Financial woes forced it to close its walk-in advocacy program this year. Staff members say domestic violence is a serious issue, but budget woes are making it more difficult to fight here in Lane County. It’s estimated … Continue reading »

‘Violence Against Women Act’ Supporters Bring Awareness

EUGENE, Ore. — Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act from all over town met on Thursday morning to bring more awareness to the issue. Congress is debating legislation to extend the act. Both Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and State Representative Val Hoyle want lawmakers to work faster. Hoyle shared a personal story of her … Continue reading »

» Newer posts