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Avon Foundation Report on Violence against Women

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About 60% of Americans know someone who has been the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, but only about 15% have ever had a discussion about it with friends, according to a new study by the Avon Foundation.  Why the big gap?  Are people afraid to discuss the topic?  Is it still a shameful secret like it was 50 years ago?  More than half those surveyed who experience assault said they didn't get help from anyone they told about their victimization, but nearly 75% of the people surveyed said they would give a hand to a victim they knew.  So do people lie on surveys?  Maybe.  But maybe they just don't realize how to recognize or help those who are victimized.  Join us when Merril Cousins, executive director of King County Coalition against Domestic Violence in Seattle, WA, as we discuss the Avon report, Saturday, 11 am, at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways.  You can listen at any time by accessing the archived shows at that location, or call in live at 646-378-0430.