Stockport Council supports White Ribbon Campaign

Stockport Council is showing support for the White Ribbon Campaign, which aims to reduce the cases of domestic violence against women.

The White Ribbon Campaign will be running from 25th November until 10th December to raise awareness about the prevalence of male violence against women, with the ribbon symbolizing ‘the idea of men giving up their arms.’

The movement, which is also active in more than 60 countries, seeks to promote healthy relationships, gender equity, and a compassionate vision of masculinity.

Domestic violence and abuse bring devastating effects on communities and families, and they can take many forms, including physical, psychological, sexual, financial or emotional abuse.

Currently, two women are killed every week due to domestic abuse in England and Wales by a current or former partner, and one woman is killed every three days, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Help stand up to violence against women by signing a pledge, spreading the word through social media.

Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council said: “There are many forms of domestic violence and abuse suffered by women at the hands of their partners. I’d like to ask Stockport residents to join me in making a commitment to play our part in standing up to condemn violence against women.”

Domestic violence is a serious crime and anyone with information about suspected abuse can report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting the website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org/. Greater Manchester Police can also be contacted by dialling 101 or by calling 999 if it is an emergency.

To get involved with the White Ribbon Campaign and to make your pledge to end all forms of violence against women, go to www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk