San Francisco, March 26, 2008 – Spurred by a recent San Francisco Superior Court decision to reduce the sentence of a man convicted of murdering his wife, the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) launched a campaign to ask state legislators to close the "special circumstances" loophole responsible for the reduction. At a press conference held at Hotel Monaco in downtown San Francisco a panel of high-powered women activists were on hand to voice out their indignation. Headed by Vagina Monologues author, and playwright, Eve Ensler, Beverly Upton, Executive Director of San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium and Partners Ending Domestic Abuse, Marivic Mabanag, Executive Director, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Vanessa Kenyon, a survivor, who eloquently described her terrible journey and how she was able to free herself from bondage; and Marily Mondejar, FWN President.
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