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Approximately 150 men from Columbus and Bartholomew County gathered on the steps of Columbus City Hall Tuesday afternoon to take a stand against domestic violence.
This event was put together by the Domestic Violence Action Team and Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. Kelly Benjamin is with the Domestic Violence Action Team. She says this event is meant to show solidarity with women and to shed light on the epidemic of domestic violence. She adds that the hope is to let other men know that it is never okay to abuse another human being.
Benjamin says she was impressed with the turnout, as attendance appears to have doubled from last year. Last year's event drew around 70 men downtown. This year's gathering saw approximately 150 men gather for the cause.
White River Broadcasting's own John Foster was honored during this event for his work to help curb domestic violence. He received the Angel Award from Reach Healthy Communities for his work with the Domestic Violence Action Team. Foster noted during Tuesday's ceremony that approximately one in four women will be victims of domestic abuse. He says that statistic, and thinking about the women in his family, was enough to make him want to help make a stand against domestic violence.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 4:54:06 AM
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