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The Women’s Council works hardest on the epidemic of domestic violence that occurs between intimate partners because it is a high proportion of local violence crime and disproportionately burdens women.

But domestic violence also labels other family violence and elder abuse -equally horrible terrors faced by people across our community.

On Sept. 28, the Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center will join with the Memphis & Shelby County Domestic and Sexual Violence Council and First Baptist Church-Broad to host a one-day conference on domestic violence.

Titled “Wake Up Our Community, Take Action and Make a Difference,” the one-day conference aims to educate about the wide range of types of domestic violence and how we can address them.

A panel of leaders in the field will include MAWC executive director Deborah Clubb. Break-out topics include Understanding Orders of Protection, Hate Crimes, Grief and Relationships, DV and Homelessness, Men and Violence and Family Violence. Click here for more information.