Monday, May 19, 2008

Remember Lives Lost to Domestic Violence

Recently two members of our community were killed in domestic violence incidents. The Asheville Buncombe Coalition for the Prevention of Family Violence invites you to join us as we gather for a Silent Walk through downtown Asheville in honor of Donna Lewis, Bonnie Woodring, and all victims of Domestic Violence.

The purpose of the Silent Walk is to raise awareness of the impact of Domestic Violence in our community and mourn lives lost to Domestic Violence. Community members are invited to gather at the front lawn of the Buncombe County Courthouse at 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 21st to participate in the walk.

These recent deaths are a tragic reminder that Domestic Violence continues to be a hidden epidemic in our area. The effects of Domestic Violence are far reaching. On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day in America. (1) One in four women will experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner in their lifetime.(2)

1. Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003


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