Posted on October 25, 2018

Silent Witness: Remember My Story, Remember My Name

1 in 4.

Denton County Friends of the Family is dedicated to honoring the 1 in 4 women who are victims of domestic violence.

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative was established. What was once a small project is now an international tribute to those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Silent Witnesses take the form of red silhouettes, each telling the story of a woman who has tragically lost her life. It is the hope that women may become healers and help other victims while also finding hope for themselves, others, and perpetrators.

"The Silent Witnesses started to take on a life of their own. People involved with the project came to experience the figures reverentially. The murdered women became real to them, their spirits touching them. When they carried them from trucks to exhibit spaces, they felt like they were carrying their stories. Whey they "hugged" them in order to fit them into their stands, they were reminded of how much love each of them needed. They had come alive for them. But they were all dead. And that is the reason for this project. "- The Silent Witness National Initiative

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Denton County Friends of the Family organized a candlelight vigil to honor the 136 women who were killed by domestic violence in the state of Texas last year, each represented by a Silent Witness.

The Silent Witness Initiative seeks to promote peace, healing, and responsibility in adult relationships in order to eliminate domestic murders in the United States by the year 2020. 

To learn more about the Silent Witness Initiative, please visit HERE.

To request a silent witness to be delivered to your business, click HERE.

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