WHITE RIBBON PLEDGES will be made across Broxtowe next week as the Borough Council encourages employees, Councillors, partners, and local residents to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence.
Each year the campaign seeks to educate and raise awareness of violence against women and urges as many people as possible to wear the ribbon for a week starting on 25th November, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.
Domestic abuse isn’t just physical. It’s about someone you know trying to control your life. This could be a partner, ex-partner, or someone in the family. It can be financial, psychological, emotional or sexual. Living with it can affect long term wellbeing and self-esteem and if children are living in the same house, they will be affected too.
The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that 7.7% of women and 4.4% of men experienced any type of domestic abuse in the financial year ending March 2016. This is equivalent to an estimated 1.3 million female victims and 716,000 male victims. For every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male.
The Council works regularly with Broxtowe Women’s Project, Midlands Women’s Aid, and Women’s Aid Integrated Services to help women dealing with domestic abuse. It is also working towards White Ribbon accreditation with the White Ribbon Campaign UK.
For further information please get in touch with our Communities Team on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0115 917 3492.