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Contributed Local Girl and Boy Scout troops led the "Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence" walk that took place Tuesday in Alexandria. Organizers of the event deemed the walk a success and said it was a record-breaking year with nearly 290 participants, who ranged from infants to senior citizens.

Domestic violence in the spotlight

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Did you know that in some parts of the world it is perfectly acceptable for a man to beat his wife?

There is the belief out there that if a man hits his wife, she must've done something to deserve it; and, that it is not the job of the government to step in and do anything about it.

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There are some parts of the world where there are no services for domestic violence victims; no shelters; no 24-hour hotlines for a victim to call for help. Nothing.

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