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White Ribbon Campaign Launched in the Vale

29 December 2014

The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the domestic abuse support service Atal y Fro, launched its White Ribbon Campaign in time for the new year with an event at the Civic Offices.

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Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Bronwen Brooks gave short speech, before other cabinet members, including Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore, and Council officers signed the White Ribbon Campaign pledge.

The pledge promises “never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.”

Officers from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who became the first in the UK to be awarded the White Ribbon accreditation for its commitment to reducing and preventing domestic abuse in the South Wales area, also attended the event.

The White Ribbon Town award was presented to the Vale Council at the Senedd in Cardiff on 30 September, recognising the Council’s continued commitment to the aims of the campaign.

The White Ribbon campaign looks to raise awareness and understanding of domestic violence and provides services to reduce number of domestic violence cases and to provide the local community with increased support and understanding of the issue.