On March 19, approximately 66 walkers and supporters against domestic violence took to the streets, specifically Main Street, for the eighth annual March Against Domestic Violence.
The annual march, sponsored by the Harlan County Domestic Violence Council, is part of an international effort to engage men and boys to help end violence against women.
The march is to highlight the need to combine respect and safety with romance and love and to highlight positive masculinity; to challenge the notions of masculinity that equate strength with violence and control and instead foster positive images that will help create a world free of abuse.
Before the walk began, walkers took this pledge, “From this day forward, I promise never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women, sexual assault and domestic violence.”
For additional information, email [email protected] or contact Sheryl Caudel, domestic violence victim advocate, at 606-392-1129.