White Ribbon Day 2016
This Friday (25 November) is White Ribbon Day, part of a global campaign set up by a group of men and boys to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse against women and girls.
The day falls on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and people are encouraged to wear a white ribbon as a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
The day also puts a spotlight on the fact that domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation or culture. Abuse can come from a partner, ex-partner or family member. Along with continuing to speak up about domestic abuse in society to make sure it is never condoned, ensuring that everyone knows what is and isn’t healthy in a relationship and knows where to find support if they need it, is key to helping to break the cycle of abuse.
Camden Safety Net is our dedicated support service for anyone who has been affected by domestic violence or abuse. Whether you live, work or study in Camden, if you are concerned your relationship isn’t healthy, or are concerned about someone you know, please get in touch.
Camden Safety Net:
Tel: 020 7974 2526
Text: 07814 671 427
Working to support Camden staff
To coincide with White Ribbon Day, this month we’ve been working with local businesses and organisations to get the message out any staff working in the borough that there is help and support available if they are suffering from domestic abuse. Partners have been distributing materials with the Camden Safety Net helpline on via their internal communications, in the hope that any of their staff who are experiencing domestic abuse will see these details and seek support.
Find out more:
For further information about the White Ribbon campaign, visit whiteribboncampaign.co.uk
Find out more about recognising the signs of domestic abuse at camden.gov.uk/know