Cardiff backs White Ribbon Day: November 25th 2018

A series of events will take place across the Welsh Capital in support of White Ribbon Day which takes place on November 25th, marking the United Nations International Day for the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Candlelit vigils, marches, information stands, a fashion show and special all-faith services are among the events which take place from November through to December 10th, which marks United Nations Human Rights Day. Other activity includes the flowerbed outside Cardiff Castle being planted with white blooms to depict the White Ribbon and workshops being carried out with a number of Cardiff and Vale Scout groups.

Every year in the UK more than one million women suffer domestic abuse and more than 360,000 are sexually assaulted. Although abuse against women is disproportionately higher, anyone can be affected by violence and abuse.

Domestic violence statistics show that 70% of incidents result in injury and that on average, two women in England and Wales are killed by a partner every week.

If you would like to find out more about the White Ribbon Campaign please visit www.whiteribboncampaign.org.uk

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence against women, domestic abuse or sexual violence you can seek help and support from the Live Fear Free helpline: 0808 80 10 800 (24hr free confidential helpline) www.livefearfree.gov.wales

For more information on the public events being organised next week across Cardiff, please visit: https://bit.ly/2B5Pb9n



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