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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

63 women and children have died in Georgia so far this year due to domestic violence.

Thursday night south Georgians hit the streets walking with victims of domestic violence on their minds.  

"I have been in a family that has been through years of victimization of domestic violence," said Christy Carter, Executive Assistant, Liberty House.  

"Being that I've heard about so many situations probably in my family or just friends, it really made me want to come out, and just walk so domestic violence could be an end factor," said Deniqua Jackson, event attendee.  

Students from Albany state, as well as individuals with the Liberty House shelter started the journey in front of the Department of Human Resources building on Oglethorpe Boulevard and made their way to Veterans Park, hoping to put a stop to domestic violence.  

"Somewhere in the midst of 10 years of marriage, my husband took me from my whole life that I had known, from the time I married him at 32, all my friends, all my things I had did in my life that were exciting to me no longer existed," said event speaker.  

Christy Carter works with the Liberty House, she deals with many people who are abused by someone they know very well.  

"Not long ago I saw a woman come in and her face was so swollen and her eyes were bulging, horrible you could just tell she come from the hospital," said Carter.  

Thursday night Christy and all of the south Georgians who put on their walking shoes were on a mission to inspire those in abusive relationships to get out quick.  

"We want to empower women and men who have been abused verbally, mentally, and spiritually, and physically who feel like they lost their voice in their own home," said Carter.

If you are in an abusive relationship and need help, you can contact the Liberty House at 439-7094.

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