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First Lady Jane Beshear honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Girl Scouts

First Lady Jane Beshear honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month at a press conference with Girl Scouts and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.

First Lady Jane Beshear joins both Kentucky Girl Scout Councils and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association in celebrating a historic partnership for girls on October 18th at 1:15PM in the Capitol Rotunda.

"One in four women and one out of nine men in the United States are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives," said Mrs. Beshear. "Domestic violence shelters are invaluable resources to help victims feel safe and get back on their feet. Thank you to KDVA, the Girl Scout Councils and everyone who contributes to programs such as Shop and Share that support these shelters and the quality care they provide.”

Both Girl Scout Councils are adapting the nationally recognized GreenDot Bystander Intervention Program for Girl Scouts ages 5-8 in Kentucky, who will learn to be active role models for healthy relationships and leadership in their troops and their communities.

Girl Scouts and KDVA are also working together on Shop & Share, (First Lady Jane Beshear’s annual donation drive to provide domestic violence shelters with much-needed goods), fostering new Girl Scout/KDVA shelter programs connections throughout Kentucky communities, and developing workshops for Girl Scouts on issues compelling to today’s adolescents and teens.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage confidence and character who make the world a better place. Together our organizations will encourage girls and volunteers to engage their communities in violence prevention through education, awareness and skill building.

The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association is committed to ending intimate partner violence, promoting healthy relationships and engaging communities through social change, economic empowerment, educational opportunities and other prevention strategies.

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