May 24, 2021
CONTACT:                                                                                 
Elise Buchbinder
Director of Communications, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
[email protected] | 608.237.3986
Monique Minkens Announced as Executive Director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
Madison – End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has announced that Monique Minkens will be leading the statewide coalition against domestic violence as Executive Director, effective May 24, 2021.
Minkens is a social justice practitioner and change agent who believes service to others should include help that exposes those in crisis to options and choices that allow them to liberate themselves and live their best lives.
Minkens has experience facilitating the daily operations of domestic violence shelters, program creation and evaluation, and working with teams to deliver liberatory services to survivors and programs through prevention, program support, and systems policy and change.
Prior to working in the anti-violence movement, she worked in higher education in Student Affairs on various institutions of higher education in Wisconsin, which included supporting students experiencing intimate partner violence. She holds a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and graduated from Mount Mary University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications.
“My goal as Executive Director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and more generally as a leader in anti-violence work,” said Minkens, “is to facilitate the dismantling of white supremacy in the anti-violence movement and create a movement that serves all individuals who seek support and liberation.”
Minkens was chosen for this role by the End Domestic Abuse WI Board and an executive search committee. Under her leadership, the dedicated End Abuse staff continues their mission to provide safety and to give voice to all affected by domestic abuse, while creating the social change necessary to address its root causes.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (End Abuse, www.endabusewi.org) is the leading voice for victims of domestic abuse in Wisconsin. At End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, we educate shelter and program volunteers and advocates, law enforcement, legislators, and community members to provide safety and support to survivors. We strive to shift Wisconsin from the attitudes and beliefs that cause domestic violence to values of mutual respect and equality, and we partner with communities in the effort to prevent and end domestic abuse. We encourage reporters to include the National Domestic Violence Hotline number [1−800−799−SAFE(7233)] in their stories for victims who need help. A list of local Wisconsin domestic violence victim service providers can be found at www.endabusewi.org/get-help
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