MOBILE, Ala (WALA) - Experts of the problem of domestic violence participated in a forum at Bishop State Community College in Mobile Wednesday.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Among the speakers were Leslie Weaver, an outreach counselor at Penelope House, Jan Presler with The Rape Crisis Center, and survivors of domestic violence.
The event was called "Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence."
Sponsors said domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women: more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
They also said studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
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