Hmong leaders focus on violence

Friday, August 28, 2009

A committee of Hmong clan leaders and activists from across the state who want to stop domestic violence will meet Sunday in the Weston Village Hall.

The forum will scrutinize the issues behind domestic violence within the Hmong culture, and set forth cultural guidelines for the future.

The meetings are a direct outcome of a visit to Wausau in July by Gen. Vang Pao, who denounced domestic violence and the practice among some men of having multiple wives.

"Overall, there's a lot of things we need to work on when it comes to domestic violence," said Mao Khang, Southeast Asian coordinator for The Women's Community in Wausau.


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