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Women taking a stand against violence

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Kidnappings, rapes, attacks and murders.  Women have had enough. 

They're banding together to keep each other safe.

"There's been an attack on women that transcends race and economic status," said Judge Pinkey Carr.

"Woman to Woman" taking a stand against violence and finding the strength to fight back.  

A safety forum was held at Glenville Rec Center in Cleveland Wednesday. Women from all walks of life shared their stories and knowledge.

"I will not rest until justice is served," said Jennifer Sherman.

Jennifer Sherman came to the forum in honor of her mother Eliza. In March , the 53-year-old was stabbed 11 times just outside her attorneys office in downtown Cleveland.

Her killer is still out there. Jennifer is on a mission.

"The recent and continued violence against women and to push for a safer Cleveland for everyone," said Sherman.

Judge Carr, the moderator of the event, says the three women recently murdered in East Cleveland, along with several other women found dead in and around abandoned buildings in Cleveland are all signs that the violence continues to spiral out of control.

"It brings back memories for me. Being the prosecutor in the Sowell case. It was like deja vu," said Judge Carr.

Anthony Sowell was convicted in 2012 for killing 11 women and burying their bodies in and around his home on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland.

Other topics on the forum agenda included better monitoring of sexual assault cases, and giving the community more opportunities to give input and suggestions to keep their neighborhoods safe.

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