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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.


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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