Proud to support White Ribbon Campaign

24-Nov-2017

Dyfed-Powys Police is proud to be supporting the campaign to end male violence against women.

The White Ribbon Campaign is led by men who are willing to take a stand against violence against women and girls, and to be positive role models to other men in their community.

It aims to address men directly, so they understand the scale of the problem, and encourages them to take the White Ribbon pledge: “to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women”.

Each year domestic abuse services and partners hold events to raise the profile of the campaign and White Ribbon Day itself, which takes place on November 25.

In Carmarthenshire, a White Ribbon Pledge Book has been made available for men to sign to make their pledge. Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn and Chief Constable Mark Collins made their pledges earlier this week.

Chief Constable Mark Collins said: “More than two women in the UK are killed every week as a result of violence perpetrated by men, and the White Ribbon Campaign is an opportunity for men to say ‘no more’. I’ve made my pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. I hope more men will join me and make their own pledge.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: “The White Ribbon Campaign is about men making a stand to say they won’t commit or condone any forms of violence against women.

“This is also an opportunity to work with lots of agencies to raise awareness of violence against women and domestic abuse in particular and make sure victims of such crimes are aware of the support available to them.

“If anyone is suffering domestic abuse in the Dyfed-Powys area and would like help, I have commissioned a service for victims and witnesses of crime called Goleudy. Our specially trained support officers can offer free and confidential support tailored to the individual’s needs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The White Ribbon Pledge book is available for signing at the Carmarthen Journal offices on King Street, Carmarthen, for the next few days if anyone else wanted to pledge their support.

For more information on the white ribbon campaign, or to make your pledge to end violence against women, visit www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk

Anyone who feels they are the victim of abuse, or who is worried about a friend or family member, can call police on 101 or Live Fear Free on 0808 80 10 800.

To learn more about Live Fear Free, visit www.livefearfree.gov.wales

For free, confidential support contact Goleudy, a commissioned service for victims and witnesses of crime. Call 0300 123 2996, email [email protected] or visit www.goleduyvictimandwitnessservice.org.uk. Open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm.

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