1 in 5 Hawai‘i residents experience domestic violence, new study finds

Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser File Aiea resident Barbara Yamashita holds a sign with others during a rally against domestic violence on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Hawai‘i Capitol in Honolulu. Broken Hearts Broken Systems brought together system allies, survivors and community partners to convey the message that domestic violence reform must be a priority.

HONOLULU — A new study by the Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of intimate-partner violence in Hawai‘i and the hurdles to seeking help that survivors face.