Since 2001, the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project has been committed to honoring the memories of girls and women from our community who were victims of domestic violence and murdered by current or former spouses, dating partners, or stalkers. During this time, the BGSU Women’s Center housed and maintained the Silent Witness Project.
As of August 2017, the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project has relocated to the Bethany House domestic violence shelter, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. Dr. Mary Krueger, Retiring Director of the BGSU Women’s Center, will assist Bethany House to ensure the Silent Witness Project continues to honor those murdered in domestic violence.
The annual Unveiling Ceremony will take place on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Ohio. Join our efforts to end domestic violence as we listen to the stories of victims. Sixty-three life-size figures will be unveiled, representing girls and women from our community murdered in the past decade by husbands, boyfriends, or stalkers.
Too many women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States. Each one has a story. We need to remember their stories. We need to remember their names.