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104 Shoes Displayed in Beeston Town Centre to Highlight Domestic Violence

30th November 2018 Broxtowe Borough Council, Local Clubs Tags: , , , 0 Comments

104 pairs of shoes were temporarily displayed on the bandstand of Beeston Square on 30th November to commemorate the 104 women killed every year in England and Wales by Domestic Abuse and to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Each year the campaign seeks to educate and raise awareness of violence against women and urges as many people as possible to wear the ribbon for a week starting on 25th November, the International Day for
the Eradication of Violence Against Women. As part of the campaign, 16 Days of Action follow White Ribbon Day to help directly tackle Domestic Violence.

Domestic abuse isn’t just physical. It’s about someone you know trying to control your life. This could be a partner, ex-partner, or someone in the family. It can be financial, psychological, emotional or sexual.
Living with it can affect long term wellbeing and self-esteem and if children are living in the same house, they will be affected too.

Earlier this year, Broxtowe Borough Council was awarded White Ribbon Campaign accreditation by White Ribbon Campaign UK thanks to the hard work of staff, elected members and partner organisations in raising
awareness about Domestic Abuse in all its forms.

While the shoes stand in memory of the 104 women killed every year in England and Wales by Domestic Abuse, an awareness raising event is being held for staff, partners and elected members to provide them with
the necessary tools to help tackle Domestic Violence. The White Ribbon Flag will also be raised and flown in Beeston Square; and the people of Broxtowe are encouraged to wear a white ribbon and make the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence.

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