Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies has joined with thousands of others to support the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day). Beginning on 25th November, White Ribbon Day marks the first of 16 days of community campaigning action events held across the country.
The campaign urges people to wear a white ribbon as a visible support of the campaign and also to sign up to the White Ribbon Pledge being: “I will never commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms”.
Huw Irranca-Davies AM who is also the Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care said: “I am always happy to add my support to this campaign. Violence against women effects all ages, social classes and races and more than two women a week are killed by a current or former partner. We need a culture change to end the violence where people can speak out and condemn it. By making a public statement and a public display of wearing our white ribbons, we can show strong opposition to domestic violence in all its forms. There’s still time to pick up your White Ribbon and make the pledge.”
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, or are worried about a friend or relative who is experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence – then call the All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UK Freephone : 0808 80 10 800.
For details of the campaign – https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/pledge/