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Domestic violence victim's family raises awareness

The family members of a woman who was a victim of domestic violence about six years ago have started a foundation, which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence. The woman was brutally beaten to death by her husband, a former professor of economics at University of Pennsylvania. The founders of the Every Great Reason Foundation stated that the foundation aims to provide an opportunity for women who believe that getting out of domestic violence and spousal abuse and starting life fresh is not possible.

The organization is providing support and counseling services to women who have been the victims of domestic violence, along with shelter to help encourage them to become independent. The brother of the woman in whose memory the foundation has been started stated that everyone enjoys the right to start again and should be given an opportunity for the same. Making women aware of the consequences of domestic violence and teaching them to get out of the domestic problems, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and domestic assault is a goal of the foundation.

The former professor of economics was scheduled to be out on parole this last week of January 2013; however, the family members' of the victim launched a successful campaign to keep him in prison. According to the family members' of the victim, the foundation is a tribute to the victim who lost her life due to domestic violence.

The Family Violence Option is an organization in Pennsylvania that ensures protection and support to victims of domestic violence. It also provides temporary assistance to needy families to the victims. The FVO was implemented due to the risks that victims of domestic violence face on a daily basis.

Source: philadelphia.cbslocal.com, "Family Of Domestic Abuse Victim Starts New Foundation In Her Name," Brad Segall, Jan. 27, 2013

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