Eastbourne To Mark White Ribbon Day

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

eastbourne buzz news - White Ribbon Day
 

Eastbourne is to make a stand against violence towards women.

On Friday (25 November) the town will mark White Ribbon Day, with information stands in the Arndale Centre between 11am-2pm. It’s being run by East Sussex County Council, in conjunction with Safe in East Sussex, the county’s Safer Communities Partnership

It also coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Two years ago, East Sussex became only the second county council in the country to receive White Ribbon status, recognising its efforts to tackle the issue.

Meanwhile, people across the county are being urged to sign a pledge to stand up against violence against women.

Cllr Bill Bentley, county council lead member for adult social care, said, “Violence against women remains a problem around the world and all of us have a responsibility to take a stand against it.

“The events which are happening on Friday, and in the weeks which follow, are aimed at raising awareness, educating people on how to recognise and report abuse and highlighting the support services which are available.

“I’d urge as many people as possible to show their support for this cause by signing the pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence and abuse.”

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