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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:36 am | Updated: 12:43 am, Wed Oct 3, 2012.

The numbers are chilling: One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence. A U.S. Senate report states that “domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.”

Area groups are bringing that topic to light again because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - a time when advocates, victims and community members join together to talk about and help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in the U.S.

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2 comments:

  • donna haukaas posted at 2:19 pm on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

    donna haukaas Posts: 2

    By the way, Helen Parisien, is not the manager of the Bridges Against Domestic Violence shelter in Mobridge, she is an advocate.

     
  • donna haukaas posted at 2:14 pm on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

    donna haukaas Posts: 2

    I appreciate Capital Journal's story on the National Day of Unity Event held here in Pierre on Oct. 1st, however just a couple of corrections: the red life size representations are not "silent victims", they are "Silent Witnesses" and each one represents a woman, child or man who has been murdered by a partner/father in South Dakota. If you would like more information about the Silent Witnesses please call the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence at 945.0869.
    Donna Haukaas does not work at Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center, Donna is the Outreach Education Specialist for the Coalition. Thank you.

     

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