DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL SUPPORTS WHITE RIBBON DAY

Denbighshire landmarks illuminated in aid of ending violence against women.

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.

Denbighshire Leisure is lighting up its buildings for the Council in support of White Ribbon Day.

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

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

“Supporting Denbighshire County Council in their work against domestic abuse is hugely important to us as a company.

“It’s a real opportunity to get the message out that violence against women is unacceptable and must end.”

White Ribbon Day is held on Thursday 25 November, and the landmarks will be lit the previous evening, Wednesday 24 November as part of the Council’s work to raise awareness of and to reduce domestic abuse against women and men

Councillor Mark Young, Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “Ending domestic abuse is one of the Council’s Corporate Plan priorities and during the past 18 months, the message is more important than ever with a significant increase in violence, harassment and abuse towards women during the coronavirus pandemic.

“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 there for you.

“We would also encourage family and friends to look out for each other and ask the difficult questions if you have suspicions.

“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 Domestic Abuse is not just against women and men can also experience domestic abuse and the Council’s commitment is to reduce domestic abuse against both women and men.“

The White Ribbon flag will also be flown at County Hall, Ruthin to support the end of violence against women.

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

 

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