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White Ribbon Campaign: "All Men Have a Role in Ending Domestic Abuse"


PCC Coppinger attended the White Ribbon launch today at TunedIn in Redcar

Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger has pledged his support to White Ribbon Day.

The international event to stop abuse against women and girls takes place today (Tuesday 25 November 2014). The male-led campaign focuses on helping women break the silence by not ignoring, not condoning and standing up to domestic abuse.

The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where women and girls can live free from the fear of violence. Wearing the ribbon is about showing that violence and abuse is not acceptable.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, is backing the campaign to send out a strong message never to condone such abuse.  He said: "White Ribbon Day is an excellent way to raise awareness of such a significant and devastating issue.

Most men do not commit violence against women. But all men have a role in ending it.

Over the past year I and my counterparts from Durham and Northumbria have been working closely with our respective forces and partners to implement our Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.

"Hopefully this work is going a long way to making victims have access to the specialist support required in order to feel safer and more supported."  

Mr Coppinger would encourage others to sign the pledge by accessing the White Ribbon website: http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/

He concluded: "We must not forget that males can also be victims of domestic abuse - with numbers of men coming forward on the rise.

"We need to set a clear stance that domestic abuse against anyone is totally unacceptable".


Posted on Tuesday 25th November 2014
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