Human Rights Day 2022

Today is the final day of 16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse, ending on Human Rights Day.  

Human Rights Day is every year on 10 December, the day the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The UDHR states the rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Find out more: Human Rights Day | United Nations 

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. In the UK human rights are protected by the Human Rights Act 1998. Some of those rights include; your right to life, your right to personal liberty, your right to freedom of expression, your right to non-discrimination and your right to not be treated in an inhuman way. 

You can find out more about Human Rights in the UK on the Citizens Advice website here, as well as what to do if you feel your rights have been breached: Human rights – Citizens Advice 

16 Days of Action is all about raising awareness of the presence of domestic abuse and violence towards women and girls in our society. Human Rights Day is an important reminder that everyone has a right to be treated fairly, and humanely.  

Everyone deserves to access support like ours, to help them live a better, safer life for themselves and their family.  

You can find out more about our Domestic Abuse Services at Richmond Fellowship here. 

For immediate support please see the below helplines: 

16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse

16 Days of Action against Domestic Abuse

16 Days of Action25 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.

Looking for support?

  • Refuge, 24-hour National Women’s Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Respect, Men’s Advice Line: 0808 8010327
  • Galop, National LBGTQ+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
  • If you are at serious risk of harm or immediate danger to life, call 999.
  • Ask for ANI, in your local Pharmacy.
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