#I Walked Away and White Ribbon campaign

9th November 2016

Every year the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board run a campaign, to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. For more information see the United Nations website.

25 November is White Ribbon Day and marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. A new DA campaign was launched in June by County community safety partners under the banner #iwalkedaway, which is Norfolk’s campaign for this year. Later this month, we will be introducing ‘Is this You?’ to the campaign to encourage self-reflection of perpetrators’ behaviour. The campaign will see activity and events around national White Ribbon Day on 25 November.

If each of you did something, big or small, to raise awareness, we could reach thousands of people. We would be very appreciative if you could raise awareness and let us know what you have done (either a photo or a short blurb) by emailing it to us at da.change@norfolk.gov.uk. It would be fantastic if people can get creative with their ideas, and help out others if they are stuck.

While most forms of domestic abuse and sexual violence are first and foremost a crime, tackling it requires action not just from the police and the Criminal Justice System, but from a large number of agencies and services, including key local authority services. As such, this is a priority for the County Community Safety Partnership.

Click here to view a list of organised events across the county.

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