Navajo Nation First Lady Joins ‘Stop the Violence Against Women”

Navajo Nation First Lady to Join ‘Stop the Violence Against Women Day’ Walk, ICTMN

 O’siyo. Navajo Nation’s First Lady Martha Shelly has shown her support by walking for the “Stop Violence Against Women” day program.

First Lady Shelly

“Navajo Nation First Lady Martha Shelly plans to join the Stop the Violence Against Women Day walk in support of the Violence Against Family Act.

The walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Window Rock Police Department in Arizona and ends at the Navajo Nation Council chambers. There, at 9 a.m., First Lady Shelly intends to present it to Navajo Nation Council (NNC) Delegates Katherine Benally (Dennehotso, Chinchilbeto, and Kayenta) and Joshua Lavar Butler (To Nanees Dizi) for sponsorship of the legislation and introduction for approval by the council.

Hosted in collaboration with the Navajo Nation Advisory Council Against Domestic Violence,  “We have been actively working on the Violence Against Family Act, which has been in development for the past ten years and we are confident it will be passed by the Navajo Nation Council,” said First Lady Shelly.  “I encourage everyone to come out and join us to advocate for the rights of victims and families of domestic violence.”

Kudos to the First Lady for her support!  Also to all people who  help stop the violence.

Category: Domestic violence