Domestic Violence Walk set for Thursday

Published 7:42 am Thursday, October 25, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


In 2016, 146 women in the state of Texas were killed by a male intimate partner in 55 counties. The victim is not the only one affected by such deaths as those women, those also impacted were 24 family members and friends, and 183 children lost a parent.

While Harris County had the most deaths with 28, one woman was killed in Orange County in 2016.

At least 40-percent of the women killed in 2016 had attempted to end or in the process of leaving the relationship when the deaths occurred.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

To help raise awareness of this serious issue, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office will host a walk at noon on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Those interested in participating will meet in front of the Orange County Courthouse and take a short walk down Division Street to 5th Street, then to Front Street, to 7th Street and back to the courthouse.

The purpose of the walk is so those who are victims of domestic violence know they can come forward and Be Heard!

Everyone is asked to wear purple.

“Please join us if you can because, after all, LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT!” the press release for the walk read.