Gender Violence Institute
" To end violence in women's lives"

About Us


Rose Thelen and Chuck Derry have worked to end violence against women since 1980.  For fourteen years they provided services to battered women and their children, coordinated and delivered programming for men who batter, organized criminal and civil justice responses to domestic assault and provided training on the issue of domestic violence in central Minnesota.  In 1983 they started the Gender Violence Institute, where they worked on a broad array of projects and have provided numerous presentations and trainings in the U.S. and abroad.  For more detailed information on current and past projects, click on the relevant links on the left.

Gender Violence Institute is located in Clearwater, MN.  To contact us, click on the contact link on the left.