Sussex Police Condemn Violence Against Women

Saturday 10th December 2016

eastbourne buzz news - White Ribbon Day

Sussex Police has published part two of its White Ribbon awareness videos to mark the final day of White Ribbon UK’s ’16 Days of Activism’ today (10 December).

16 male staff and officers took part the videos, one to represent each of the ‘16 days of activism’ which the campaign is promoting this year.

White Ribbon UK is part of an international organisation working to oppose violence and abuse against women.

Sussex Police was the first police force in England to be awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of the work being done to tackle domestic abuse and is committed to supporting the aims of the White Ribbon Campaign: - never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women, and to help and support everyone who is experiencing domestic abuse.

The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where people can live free from the fear of violence and abuse. By wearing a White Ribbon pin badge, you can show your support in challenging the acceptability of violence by becoming involved in challenging attitudes and behaviour, and helping women to break the silence. Visit here to pledge your support and to find out more details.

Chief Constable Giles York said, "We’re showing our commitment to ending violence against women and girls by sharing who we support White Ribbon for. The majority of men are not violent towards women, but too many of us ignore the problem, or see it as something which doesn’t have anything to do with us.

"We need to join organisations in taking action to end the problem. We have specially trained officers to provide support and advice to anyone who may be experiencing abuse by a partner or family member."

For advice and support about violence and domestic abuse visit here or call 101 or 01273 470101.

If you don't want to talk to the police, talk to someone. These organisations can also help;

24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 - here.
Domestic Violence Helpline; 0300 999 5428 - here.
Mens Advice Line; 0808 801 0372 - here.
Respect; 0808 802 4040 - here.
Independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online here.

In Sussex;
Rise; 01273 622822; here. (Brighton& Hove and East Sussex)
East Sussex Domestic Abuse Service; 0844 225 0657
Victim Support (South East) 0845 389 9528

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