White Ribbon Day, a global campaign which seeks to end male violence towards women and girls will be marked at Ashfield District Council on 25th November.
The global campaign recognises that the majority of people affected by domestic abuse are women by male perpetrators and asks men to become positive role models within society and work together to end male violence towards women and girls.
White Ribbon day will be followed by 16 days of activism, throughout this time Ashfield District Council we be running a campaign on Twitter and Facebook offering support and information to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and friends and family who may be worried about someone who is suffering at the hands of perpetrator.
Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Council lead on Domestic Abuse says, “Domestic abuse will affect a staggering 1 in 4 women. This doesn’t just have to be physical violence, emotional abuse, controlling behaviour or threatening behaviour are also abuse. The only way to tackle this is by uniting and showing that male violence towards females is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
“The Council offers a wide range of support for those suffering domestic abuse, looking to flee their perpetrator or survivors of domestic abuse looking for extra support. By supporting the White Ribbon campaign we can raise awareness and help support women who need help.”
Ashfield District Council is showing its support by holding events across the district to raise awareness within the community, regarding domestic abuse and how the Complex Case Team can support survivors and victims of domestic abuse.
Events will be held:
26th November – 9.30am – Hucknall Children’s Centre
27th November – 10am – Vision West Nottinghamshire College
30th November – 10am – Idlewells Shopping Centre
2nd December – 2pm – The Hill Methodist Church, Kirkby
4th December – 10am – Jacksdale Community Centre
6th December – 10am - Vision West Nottinghamshire College
7th December – 10am – Kingsmill Hospital
You can contact Ashfield District Council’s Complex Case Team on 01623 457345.