September 29, 2004
SILENT MARCH TO HONOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Charlotte - October is Domestic Violence Public Awareness Month and as a part of our effort to broaden the public's awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence we will march in memory of all those who have lost their lives due to Domestic Violence.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 5, 2004 from 5:15 to 6:00 PM (black attire recommended)
WHERE: The corner of Trade and Tryon Street
WHO: Anyone and everyone with a heart for the victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
WHY: To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to commemorate those who have perished due to the senseless acts of a batterer.
Free parking at the 7th Street garage (90 minutes free)
Hal Marshall Building, 700 North Tryon Street (between 10th & 11th Street). After 5:00 PM There is a free bus / trolley that runs up and down Tryon Street every 7 minutes
OBJECTIVES OF THIS MARCH
1. To pay tribute to those who fall victim to the all-too-common violent crime of domestic violence
2. To underscore to the community the scale of the problem of domestic abuse and its effects on the community
3. To galvanize the community in the effort to reduce domestic abuse through support of victims and intervention for batterers.
DID YOU KNOW…
- In the U.S., a woman is physically abused by her husband every 9 seconds.
- Two-thirds of attacks on women are committed by someone the victim knows - often a husband or boyfriend.
- 4,000 women are killed each year because of domestic violence.
- An estimated 70% of men who abuse their female partners also abuse their children.
- According to the Bureau of Justice, nearly half of the violent crimes against women are not reported to the police.
FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call the Women's Commission at (704) 336-3210 or The Shelter For Battered Women at (704) 332-2513.