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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Our state ranks numbertwo in the nation when it comes to women killed by men,and domestic violence is a problem many women in our state are fighting to survive.

TuesdaySistercare honored two of those women during theirseventh annual women of the year event.

Tavita Calixto and Melanie Warner have triumphed and become victorious in spite of the adversity in their lives and the lives of their children.

Sistercare is a private, nonprofit that served nearly 7,000 battered women and their children last year in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Kershaw and Newberry counties.

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