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Union Leader December 29,2019
Amanda Grady Sexton, director of public affairs at the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, said the increase was troubling.
“We should all be alarmed by the number of individuals who killed people in New Hampshire in 2019,” she said.
While most domestic violence homicides are committed by men, society still tends to focus on the victims’ actions, Sexton said.
“We ask why she didn’t leave the relationship and talk about how she attracted the wrong kind of men,” she said. “Rarely do we ask men why they are abusive in their homes, why they won’t stop using violence, or what’s preventing them from getting help.”
Keene Sentinel December 13,2019
“A New Hampshire resident can be recruited into trafficking, coerced into trafficking, without knowing what they’re getting into,” said Linda Douglas, trauma informed services specialist for the N.H. Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. “And they can be trafficked right here in this state.”