Delyn MP David Hanson has shown his support for White Ribbon Campaign’s Work to Reduce Domestic Violence.
David Hanson said:
“The White Ribbon Campaign is the UK branch of the global campaign to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women. It is an educational organisation to encourage reflection and discussion that leads to personal and collective action amongst men.
“Throughout the year, the White Ribbon Campaign encourages men to do educational work in schools, workplaces, and communities, to support local women’s groups, and to raise money for organisations that oppose the incidence of Domestic Violence.”
White Ribbon Campaign Director, Chris Green, has emphasized the importance of the role that parliamentarians can play in addressing the issue of domestic violence, stating that:
“Parliamentarians enter Parliament in order to make their community a better place. There is no more important way to do this than by working to eliminate violence against women.”
- On average, two women a week in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner. This constitutes nearly 40% of all female homicide victims1
- Domestic violence is estimated to cost victims, services and the state a total of around £23 billion a year2
- Povey, D. (2005) Crime in England and Wales 2003/2004: Supplementary Volume 1: Homicide and Gun Crime. Home Office Statistical Bulletin No. 02/05. Home Office. London; Department of Health (2005) Responding to Domestic Abuse. DH. London. (from ‘Statistics on Domestic Violence’:www.womensaid.org.uk)
- S Walby, The Cost of Domestic Violence