16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse
25 November marks the beginning of 16 Days of Action, an important campaign that raises awareness and calls for change to end domestic abuse. It begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, an awareness day aiming to make women and girls safe from abuse and ends on International Human Rights Day.
The 25 November also marks White Ribbon Day, a day inspired by The White Ribbon Pledge led by men who campaign to stop violence against women and break down long established harmful attitudes and behaviours around masculinity.
Did you know:
Globally, an estimated 736 million women—almost 1 in 3 —have been subjected to intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life. As well as this, approximately 400,000 perpetrators per year cause medium and high levels of harm, yet fewer than 1% received specialist intervention that might stop the violence.
Our Domestic Abuse Services are an important part of Richmond Fellowship, and the wider Recovery Focus Group. They have been pioneering in the fight to end violence against women and girls for over 30 years now.
Our skilled staff work hard to ensure we take action against domestic abuse every day. Our Perpetrator and Survivor services move the accountability over to the perpetrator and shift blame away from the victims and survivors. This is a vital approach in addressing domestic abuse at the root cause.
Over on our Richmond Fellowship Facebook and Twitter, we’ll be raising awareness and signposting to support. We’ll also be talking about the work of our specialist domestic abuse services. Make sure you follow and reshare our posts to help keep the conversation going and spread awareness as part of 16 Days of Action.
Find out more about our Domestic Abuse Services.
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