Hundreds March in Oshkosh for Victims
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Oshkosh--"Fox Valley Take Back the Night" is the largest event of its kind in Wisconsin, raising awareness for all forms of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Organizers say the number of deaths in Wisconsin from domestic abuse has dropped in recent years, still, the 40 deaths in 2011 mean there is a lot of work to be done.
"People who are victims and who are survivors of this are our co-workers, our friends and our classmates. They are people we encounter every single day," said Emily Dery. Dery works at the Christine Ann Center, for women in Oshkosh.
"Take Back the Night" aims to raise awareness, the hope being, it will give more victims the courage to come forward. "The only way we're going to see a reduction in perpetration is getting more reports and having the process of justice play out," said Shelly Maxwell, a clinical social worker.