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County Hall in Preston lit up to highlight ‘White Ribbon Campaign’ which combats violence against women and girls

Posted on - 16th December, 2020 - 3:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The White Ribbon Campaign combats violence against women and girls

Landmarks in Lancashire were lit up as part of an effort to highlight the White Ribbon Campaign’s 16 days of action, combating violence against women and girls.

County Hall in Preston, The Emily Davison Centre in Accrington and Sumner House in Leyland all saw projections of the White Ribbon logo, highlighting the campaign’s mission statement, never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

It also shows the commitment of the Police and Crime Commissioner and partners across Lancashire to tackling domestic abuse and supporting victims.

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Other activity during the 16 days of action includes a conference for stakeholders, and raising awareness about the support available on the Fylde Coast through this year’s Blackpool Illuminations.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “It’s vital that we send the message loud and clear that, with thousands of incidents across Lancashire, we will not tolerate Domestic Abuse in any form.

“I’m proud of the role my office has played over a number of years in the effort to support the White Ribbon Campaign.

“Violence against women and girls is unacceptable and shockingly over 90 per cent of domestic abuse is witnessed by children. This has to stop and anything we can do to tackle the issue and get people talking about it has to be a good thing.

“I have made specialist support for victims available through Lancashire Victim Services and I would urge anyone affected to contact the service.”

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