Abused are encouraged to speak out against domestic violence

Published on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nigel Beckett-Paden said he watched his mother suffer at the hands of an abusive individual for three years.

“Breaking the Silence”, was a program featuring guest speakers and musical performances to bring attention to domestic violence and benefit Safe Harbor.

South Carolina ranked No. 1 in the country for deadly violence against women, according to a 2013 report by the Violence Policy Center.South Carolina deaths were more than twice the national average.

Nationwide, the study found, 94 percent of women murdered by men were killed by someone they knew.

Gemma Miller produced this report.



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