A Preston organisation which campaigns for an end against violence towards women reaches its fifth anniversary on Friday.Advertisement
Men Against Violence was formed by a Preston resident who became ‘deeply concerned’ by the attitude of some men and boys towards women and girls.
Christopher Flux, who was studying for a masters in social work at UCLan when he founded the organisation, says founding the charity has seen a number of events held.
He said: “I had been deeply concerned for years about the way in which some men and boys treated women and girls. In my life I have met many decent men from all kinds of backgrounds and that helped to give me a vision to positively engage men to do something about the issue of violence against women.
“I was also concerned about abuse towards men and boys, especially the stigma male victims often face.”
The group organise the annual White Ribbon Festival which sees talks, live music and events held across the city.
The festival returns in November and Chris is hoping it will continue to grow in coming years.
You can find out more about his campaign by visiting the Men Against Violence website.