White Ribbon Day 2021
Ada Lovelace House will be bathed in white light for the next 16 days to mark White Ribbon Day and the 16 Days of Activism.
White Ribbon Day, on Thursday 25th November, and the 16 Days of Activism that follow ending on 10th December, aim to end male violence against women and girls.
The Council are holding information sessions across the District throughout the 16 days to highlight the support that can be offered to survivors of domestic abuse. The events will be supported by Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham Independent Domestic Abuse Services (NIDAS).
The Council’s events will run from 10am – 2pm and will be held on:
Monday 29th November – Tesco Extra, Ashgate Road, Hucknall
Wednesday 1st December – Tin Hat, Matthew Holland Complex, Selston
Friday 3rd December – Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton
Wednesday 8th December – Vision West Nottinghamshire Derby Road Campus, Derby Road, Mansfield
Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Crime Reduction, said “We are proud to be White Ribbon Accredited and to be able to fully support the campaign this year. The campaign is particularly poignant this year following the wide media coverage of the murder of Sarah Everard.
“As part of our commitment to ending domestic abuse in Ashfield the Council recently secured over £80,000 funding for domestic abuse educational programmes and prevention programmes. We will be working with the domestic abuse charity Equation to challenge attitudes and educate young people so they do not grow into abusive adults, and to empower them to recognise healthy relationships.”
This funding is on top of the £40,000 funding for the Sanctuary Scheme which allows survivors of domestic abuse to remain in their home without fear of the perpetrator returning.
Cllr Smith continued “We know that domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, so please come and talk to us if you are worried about someone you know, or if you are being abused. Help and support are always available; we have a dedicated Domestic Abuse Officer who is here to listen and provide any assistance that you need.”
In an emergency always call the police on 999 or 101 if a non-emergency.
Support and advice is available to anyone, no matter your situation, from:
For women: JUNO Women’s Aid 0808 800 0340
For men: Equation 0115 960 5556
If you are being abusive or hurting your partner, call Respect on 0808 802 4040