YMCA Trinity supports White Ribbon Day
Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women and White Ribbon Day – a day where thousands of people stand up, speak out and say no to violence against women.
During the first three weeks of lockdown earlier this year, more than 40,000 calls were made to the National Domestic Abuse helpline. In England and Wales two women are killed by a current or former partner every week. Domestic abuse is one of the most complicated and under-reported offences, meaning the true scale of its horror is never fully exposed.
Through our work with young people and communities we see first-hand the effects of domestic violence on adults, young people and children for whom home is not always a safe place. Young people who suffer these adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can experience long term effects, including substance misuse, mental illness and chronic health problems. By working to reduce cases of domestic violence in our society we can transform the lives of people now and in the future.
In support of the White Ribbon campaign we stand alongside other local and national organisations in pledging to never commit, excuse or remain silent about abuse and violence against women.
For more information, visit the White Ribbon website.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, talk to someone now. Visit Womens Aid website for help and support.