Gwent Police has renewed its commitment to eliminating violence against women and girls by proudly supporting this year’s White Ribbon Day.
White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
This year the force is supporting the #30Challenge which highlights the impact domestic abuse can how on children and young people. Every day across Gwent 30 children are affected by incidents of domestic abuse at home where the police are called. The campaign hopes to highlight the real impact domestic abuse and show that this type of behaviour is not acceptable.
Gwent Police’s Chief Constable Pam Kelly said:
“We all have a part to play to end violence and abuse against women and girls.
“Domestic abuse, and other such crimes leave long lasting effects on survivors, but also those who may witness this behaviour.
“This is even more so when the witnesses are children.
“By standing up to violence we are all protecting women and girls, but also ensuring that our future generation grow up in a world where respect for each other is a given.
“If you or anyone you know has been a victim of this crime, please come and talk to us.
“We’re here to help you”.
As part of the campaign, officers are taking part in a number of events to help promote that violence against women and girls is not accepted, and will not be tolerated.