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We have teamed up with Aberavon RFC to promote the White Ribbon Campaign

We have teamed up with Aberavon RFC to promote the White Ribbon Campaign

Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid have teamed up with Aberavon RFC to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse through the ‘White Ribbon’ Campaign.

November 25th is the international day for the elimination of violence towards women (White Ribbon Day).  The white ribbon campaign is a global movement to put a stop to male violence against women and girls.

Aberavon RFC are making a stand against Domestic Abuse and acting as positive male role models in our community to make a stand against male violence towards women and girls.

Men and boys have a crucial role to play in creating a culture where male violence, abuse and harassment against women and girls are simply seen as unacceptable.

Lucy Reynolds, Director of Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid (PTAWA) said:

“Initiatives such as White Ribbon Day are essential in helping to raise awareness of the issues surrounding violence against women and girls.

Despite being in existence for over 30 years, the need for our organisation is still vital in today’s society. 25% of all crimes in the UK are related to domestic abuse. Every 2 days in the UK, a woman is killed by her current or former partner.

We are urging men in the community to take a stand against male violence towards women and to wear a white ribbon to show their support for the campaign.”

In the run up to White Ribbon Day, (PTAWA) have re-launched a 1 minute video to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign; featuring positive male role models urging men to speak out to end male violence towards women.

The video features male role models from partner organisations such as; Aberavon RFC – The Wizards, South Wales Police, Down to Earth Project, NPTCVS, NPTC Group of Colleges and Age Connects.

Aberavon RFC Commercial and Marketing Manager, Chris Davies, said:

“PTAWA is such an important organisation within the local community. Domestic violence is sadly a regular occurrence, and it is in the form of mental and physical violence. We hope that our rugby club and players can help boost awareness of this campaign and future campaigns”.

It doesn’t have to be violence. Controlling someone’s life – what they eat, what they wear, who they talk to, where they go – is abuse.

Want to get involved and join the campaign? Like and Share Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid’s ‘Speak Out’ video on Facebook with the hash tag #SpeakOut

 

If you, or someone you care about, is experiencing Domestic Abuse please contact PTAWA on 01639 894864 / Live Fear Free Helpline 0808 80 10 800

White Ribbon Photo