Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
11:42 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Pennsylvanians Killed by Domestic Violence Remembered

Domestic violence took center stage this week in Harrisburg when the supporters of victims took to the capitol rotunda for an annual event.

“Domestic violence and sexual assault are just not at all permissible," said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.  "How you can harm a family member?”

The governor and First Lady Susan Corbett joined The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) to memorialize the more than 100 Pennsylvanians who lost their lives to abuse last year.

The event was meant to send a clear message, “No More.” 

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Domestic violence
12:29 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Ceramic Tile Quilt To Raise Awareness Of Violence Against Women

The 7-by-4 foot ceramic tile quilt calls attention to violence against women.
Credit The Dignity and Respect Campaign

Last year, 65 women in the state were killed as a result of domestic violence.

According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 49 of those victims were killed by their intimate partners or former partners.

To increase awareness of violence against women the Dignity and Respect Campaign in March hosted more than 90 volunteers to design and decorate 6-inch by 6-inch ceramic tiles.

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domestic violence
12:46 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Advocacy Groups Say 'No More' Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Could a hashtag save someone’s life? The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) think so. 

That’s why they are asking Pennsylvanians to post the message “NO MORE” with the hashtag #pasaysnomore on their Twitter accounts on Nov. 24.

Steve Halvonik, PCADV communications director, said they chose Nov. 24 because it's the day before the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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