The past few days saw some excellent coverage on Domestic Violence. On a very local level, The Steamboat Pilot/Today featured statistics and stories of what is happening in Routt County, Colorado. This article resonates with Healing Voices as Board Member Lindarose Berkley lives in Steamboat Springs and our Advisory Board Member Diane Moore, Executive Director of Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, is quoted in the article. A unique feature of the article are two sidebars: one is a detailed list of warming signs of Domestic Violence; the other defines the different forms of Domestic Violence. The article opens with relating the most horrific form of Domestic Violence, where the victim is murdered, “all murder-suicides or attempted murder-sucidies have left four people dead” in Routt County.
Board Member, Regina Ress sent this link to an article published yesterday in the NY Times which calls for more aid not just laws in Italy. Just this year 80 women have been killed in Domestic Violence incidents in Italy. Prime Minister Enrico Letta has called for stiffer laws while critics are calling for more aid for victims before they are murdered. A UN reports that one in three women between the ages of 18 and 70 will experience Domestic Violence in Italy. Domestic Violence is also “the most pervasive form of violence” in Italy. The title of the article says it all “A Call for Aid, Not Laws”.
If you have seen a recent article on Domestic Violence please pass it along.