V.I.P. calls for an end to domestic violence | News
A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of City Hall in Macon. Central Georgians gathered to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one. A group called Violence Intervention and Prevention, or V-I-P, gathered on the steps of City Hall to declare a message of education. The executive director, Stephanie Whitehead, has a mission: educating people on the effects of domestic violence and letting them know, there is always a way out.
The gathering was to remember those who died in dangerous situations. Some of the women celebrated the second chances that life has given them.
Women aren't the only sufferers of domestic violence. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, 16 percent of adult men are killed by someone with which they have a relationship, but even they should not be afraid to speak out about their problem. One message remains clear: there is always hope.