PHOENIX - The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence is taking a bold stand to observe Arizona Against Domestic Violence Day.
Domestic violence survivors will join city officials and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to get the word out about the impact and frequency of the violence that is taking place in our communities.
Celeste is a survivor who spoke with ABC15 about the 9 years of physical and emotional abuse she endured.
She finally found the courage to leave and start a new life.
"He probably wasn't going to kill me, but he was trying to get me to kill myself," she said. "Had I been more educated about signs of domestic violence I might have recognized it sooner and stayed away from him."
It is estimated that 1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic violence in their life time and 1 in 12 men will become victims.
The entire month of October has been designated for domestic violence awareness.
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