Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter began the Silent Witness Project in 2013. The annual event, which coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is modeled from the Silent Witness National Initiative.

Join us as we celebrate the lives of 31 Arkansans who were killed by their partners or family members in 2016.

When: Friday, October 6 at 4pm

Where: First Friday stage at the Bentonville Square

What: The event will commence with a Domestic Violence Proclamation by Nathan Smith, Benton County Prosecutor followed by remarks from local mayors and a Dove Release representing 31 victims of domestic homicide in Arkansas during 2016.

Red, life-sized silhouettes, each carrying the story a victims will also be present. Afterwards, these will be distributed around NWA for the remainder of the month.

Run into a silhouette? Take a photo and post to social media, tagging @nwaws and using the following hashtags so we can keep the conversation going:


Download the flyer:
Silent Witness Flyer