South Wales Police recorded 17,389 domestic abuse related crimes in 2018-19, with a 53% increase over four years, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
From the 25th November until the 10th December, people across the world are focusing on creating a future without male violence against women as part of the White Ribbon Campaign.
White Ribbon UK was founded in 2005, and is part of the global movement to end male violence against women*.
In support of this and in order to raise awareness, colleagues from Trivallis will take to Ynysangharad Park on the 12th December from 12.30pm to march together.
Some male colleagues, including our CEO Ian Thomas, will be wearing heels during the walk.
We will also have representation from partner organisations such as RCT Council and South Wales Police.
White Ribbon UK Founder and President Chris Green OBE says: “It’s men’s responsibility to stop gender violence, and since men listen a bit more carefully when the message is spoken by other men, we need to challenge each other to do better.
“If we want to see change, we need to mobilise large numbers. We need to reach music venues, sports clubs, universities. Celebrities speaking out is great, but we want police officers, bus drivers, the whole community to embrace our values. It’s baby steps.”
If you would like to take part in the march, please contact Lianne Bulford here: contact us
For more information about the White Ribbon Campaign, visit: https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/
*Violence against women, means “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life”. United Nations (1994) A/RES/48/104.