Last weekend was White Ribbon Day. This is part of an international campaign highlighting violence against women and young girls. Men are being asked to wear a White Ribbon to show their support.
For two weeks following Sunday 25th November, people are being asked to support an end to violence against women and girls by making a pledge at:
The website also has details on how people can get involved with different events, as an individual or as an organisation.
In East Sussex, the County Council's Safer Communities Team is working to tackle violence against women and girls with other local authorities, the police, the probation service and voluntary and community organisations, as part of the Safer Communities Partnership.
The pledge campaign aims to:
raise awareness of the issue of violence against women
highlight that domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual exploitation and violence are unacceptable
encourage men never to commit, condone or stay silent about violence against women and girls
promote a countywide united front against violence and abuse.
More information about domestic abuse and where to get help can be found on our website:
Cllr David Elkin, Lead Member for Community Safety, said:
“We should all fully support this Campaign. Working in partnership, we have made great strides in tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence, particularly against women and young girls. So please get behind White Ribbon Day over the next two weeks, to highlight these issues which can affect men as well as women”.
If anyone is suffering from domestic abuse they can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline (run by Refuge and Women's Aid) on 0808 2000 247.
Anyone who is being stalked can call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.