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The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women [MCBW] is a well-established, membership organization with over 80 member programs located throughout Minnesota with a strong history of effectively carrying out programming that advances women’s safety and security. MCBW has existed for almost 40 years as the state’s primary voice for battered women. The Coalition has a dedicated and experienced staff, and its capacity is strengthened by the leadership of its members and by a deeply committed and involved board of directors.
When we use the terms battering and domestic violence, we are referring to the pattern of violence that affects the level of fear and quality of life for all women—it encompasses both physical and sexual violence and includes pervasive emotional abuse and threats, control over finances and access to transportation; manipulation of and often harm to the children; and social norms that persist today that a man has the right to put his partner in her place. While these same dynamics are also present in same sex relationships and on rare occasions women use similar tactics against their male partners—it is the broader social institutions that support this pervasive and historically-sanctioned pattern of behavior that MCBW seeks to change
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