In line with the White Ribbon Campaign’s ’16 Days of Action’ WDH stands together with our partners, including Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police against domestic abuse.
The 16-day campaign raises awareness of all forms of domestic abuse and the support and help available. The campaign started last month with White Ribbon Day on 25 November, an annual global movement to end male violence against women.
Our Community Safety Manager for WDH, Gary Lumb is an ambassador for White Ribbon UK as part of the district’s Community Safety Partnership which supports zero tolerance to all domestic abuse.
Gary said: “Domestic Abuse still accounts for a high volume of reported crime to the Police in West Yorkshire and increases over Christmas across the whole of the UK. Although anyone can be a victim, it is recognised that most violence against women is perpetrated by men. I am therefore pleased to be an Ambassador for White Ribbon UK to help promote the message that we should never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.”
It is important that anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse knows they should not have to endure any form of domestic abuse and there is help and support available.
If you, or anyone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, WDH can help. Visit our Community Safety section of our website for useful information and local organisations that can provide support.
If you are in an abusive relationship:
Remember you are not to blame Remember it is not acceptable Remember you are not alone
To learn more about the White Ribbon campaign, visit whiteribbon.org.uk.