Huw and colleagues are supporting White Ribbon Day which is also known as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The day and campaign is aimed at urging everyone to wear a white ribbon as a visible pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and to sign the White Ribbon Pledge:
“I pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.”
Violence against women effects women of all ages, from all social classes and all races. The stark figure that more than two Women a week are killed by a current or former partner, shows just how big a problem domestic violence is across the UK.
Anyone experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, or has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, or are worried about a friend or relative who is experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence – should 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
Huw said: “I am always happy to add my support to this campaign by joining thousands of people across the UK in signing the White Ribbon Pledge. We need a culture change to end violence against women and people need to speak out about it and condemn it. That is why this pledge is so important and I urge residents in the Ogmore constituency to sign it”
“You can sign the pledge by going to: http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/makepledge”