Denbighshire landmarks will again this year be lit up white on Friday 25 November to mark White Ribbon Day, a national day to end violence towards women and girls.

 

Denbighshire County Council and Denbighshire Leisure Limited are supporting White Ribbon Day, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, which is aimed at raising awareness of male violence towards women, by lighting up its buildings in support of White Ribbon Day.

 

Rhyl Pavilion Theatre/1891, Rhyl Sky Tower and Pont y Ddraig will all be lit up white to show support.

 

Councillor Rhys Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “Ending domestic abuse will always be high on the Council’s agenda and the message is still as important as ever, with a significant increase in violence, harassment and abuse towards women taking place every day.

 

“I am aware of the impact that domestic abuse has and recognise the pressures that many victims are under.

 

“We therefore want to get the message out that you don’t need to suffer, and that help is out there for you.

 

“Everyone can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist and harassing behaviour when they see it.

 

“I want to encourage all men to listen to women and learn to be allies, so that we can end violence against women once and for all.”

 

“It’s also important to remember that men can also experience domestic abuse and the Council’s commitment is to reduce domestic abuse against both women and men. ”

 

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure, said: “We are proud to light up our buildings for White Ribbon Day and to provide our unwavering support for this important campaign.

 

“Supporting Denbighshire County Council in their work against domestic abuse is hugely important to us as a company and that violence against women is unacceptable and must end.”

 

To wear a white ribbon is to pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

 

How to get help:

  • If you, your child or anyone in your family is at immediate risk of harm you should contact the police urgently – call 999
  • If you’re the victim of domestic abuse, you can ring the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 8010 800 now or visit the website https://gov.wales/live-fear-free.
  • Help is available 24/7