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Task force asks: What can individuals do?

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a sunny day.

Last October, a study on domestic violence and sexual abuse against Ketchikan women was released, and the results were sobering.

Based on responses from the telephone survey of randomly selected local women, survey officials conservatively estimated that fully half of Ketchikan’s adult female population has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence in their lifetime.

A local taskforce that promotes respectful relationships didn’t want those survey results to be filed away and forgotten, so members have organized a special event to help residents find out what they can do as individuals to possibly reduce incidents of violence in Ketchikan.

Here is a portion of a conversation between organizer Diane Gubatayao and KRBD’s Leila Kheiry about the What Can You Do event.

That was Diane Gubatayao talking with KRBD’s Leila Kheiry about the Jan. 21 What Can You Do event, which starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ketchikan High School Library, and should last about two hours.

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