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Film to be Launched During Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

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A short film is being launched to coincide with Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

The video was produced to raise awareness of the support available to victims of sexual abuse and will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd February, during the awareness week which started on Monday 1st February and ends on Sunday 7th February.

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, commissioned the video as part of his ongoing work to tackle violence against women and girls.

During the film, a victim of sexual abuse talks about her experience with the support agencies that she used and encourages other victims to come forward and access the counselling and support that she did.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, said: “I have hope that producing a film like this, whereby other victims of sexual abuse are encouraged to report these crimes and are being made aware of the services that are available to them, will increase confidence in victims to seek the help and support that they need to deal with what has happened to them and help them to move forward with their lives after these devastating crimes.”

 

 

 

Posted on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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