Domestic Violence Awareness
June 28, 2013 - 5:38 pm
The first major global review of violence against women was released earlier this month by The World Health Organization. It found that about a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.
Here in Washington, 755 people have died in domestic violence fatalities since 1997. Programs say the demand for domestic violence services is increasing, but budgets for them are being cut.
Today, we talk about domestic violence. How do we identify it? How can we help our loved ones if they reach out to us, and how do we prevent violence in the home?
- Trese Todd, Co-founder of the Thriver’s Action Group, a non-profit organization for survivor and thrivers of domestic violence to increase awareness of domestic violence
- Jake Fawcett, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Coordinator for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Kate Wedge, Co-Chair of the Refuse To Abuse 5K at Safeco Field along with her husband, Eric Wedge, Manager of the Seattle Mariners.
Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130628_Domestic Violence
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