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Police and their partners call on local residents to support White Ribbon campaign - Slough

Alert message sent 23/11/2015 14:19:00

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Police and their partners call on local residents to support White Ribbon campaign - Slough
The Safer Slough Partnership is calling on residents to support the White Ribbon Campaign, a global movement of men working to end male violence against women and girls.
Each year, the White Ribbon Campaign urges men and boys (although anyone can wear one if they wish) to wear a white ribbon for one or two weeks, starting on 25 November, the international day for the eradication of violence against women.
By wearing a white ribbon, a pledge is made never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
The campaign is active in more than 60 countries and seeks to promote healthy relationships, gender equality, and a compassionate vision of masculinity.
The Safer Slough Partnership is showing its support for the campaign by launching Slough’s multi-agency domestic abuse strategy 2015-2018 to coincide with the White Ribbon Campaign -the strategy sets out the multi-agency plans for dealing with domestic abuse in Slough.
The strategy will be delivered by the domestic abuse partnership, a sub-group of the SSP to reduce levels of domestic abuse in Slough, reduce the impact upon families, children and young people, increase awareness, and provide high quality support, protection and safeguarding services to all those experiencing abuse.
Councillor Sohail Munawar, said: “I am proud to support the white ribbon campaign and I encourage others to do the same. It’s a sad fact but one in four women will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime and we have to make it clear this is not acceptable in any way.
“We have a duty to ensure that when a woman does suffer at the hands of another, they can expect the best care and support from all agencies working to support domestic abuse victims and their families.
“The multi-agency domestic abuse strategy being launched today looks to achieve this and we are confident that by working together we can provide victims and their families with the support they need to rebuild their lives, and where possible bring the perpetrators to justice.”
Supt Simon Bowden, local police commander for Slough, said: “Domestic abuse affects more people than you may realise. It is possible that you will know someone suffering this crime.
“By wearing a white ribbon, not only will you be showing your support but you will help to raise awareness of this worthwhile cause.”
 
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Irene Shearer (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Slough)

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