11th Dec, 2018

No to domestic violence - Redditch backs worldwide White Ribbon drive

Correspondent 5th Dec, 2018

“WE remain committed to standing against domestic violence in all its forms” – that was the message from Redditch Borough Council as it joined with the worldwide ‘White Ribbon’ campaign to stop it.

The campaign is an international movement encouraging men to speak out against violence toward women and girls.

It contains an initiative called 16 Days of Action to raise awareness of the reality of domestic violence and to push for positive change that makes people safer.

Councillor Gareth Prosser, the Borough Council’s portfolio holder for community safety, said: “As a council we remain committed to standing against domestic violence in all its forms, which can have such a big impact on people’s lives.

“This year we are asking everyone to put themselves into the shoes of someone affected by domestic abuse.

“What do you think that looks like? What support would you want, or be able to get?

“How would you approach the problem?

“It’s a difficult topic and we should be clear that you’re not alone, and there is help out there.”

Redditch has joined with Bromsgrove District Council to promote the campaign under the umbrella of the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership.

As part of the drive the partnership has tackled the impact of domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation as well as events for professional and support services with West Mercia Women’s Aid and Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Assault Centre.

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