Vale of Glamorgan Council pledges support to 2017 White Ribbon Day UK
A series of public events across the Vale and Cardiff will take place following White Ribbon Day on Saturday 25 November.
Public marches, fundraising lunches, information stands and debates are some of the few events that will run until Wednesday 29 November.
White Ribbon UK was founded in 2007 and over 500 men have signed up to White Ribbon Ambassadors.
Its aim is to end male violence against women, for good. They are working towards this by engaging men in calling out violent and bullying behaviour, and they spread a message of equality and respect.
A conference organised by Safer Vale - the community safety partnership for the Vale of Glamorgan, will showcase the progress made in the Vale of Glamorgan in respect of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence 2015 Act (VAWDASV), on December 1.
In October this year, more than 100 men swapped their shoes for heels and walked a mile across Cardiff city centre in support of ending male domestic violence against women.
It was reported that more than one million women suffer domestic abuse and more than 360,000 are sexually assaulted, every year across the UK.
Vale of Glamorgan Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Leisure, Cllr Gordon Kemp said: “As a council, we were proud to support the ‘Walk a Mile in her Shoes’ event in October and are proud to pledge our support to White Ribbon Day and help raise awareness of male domestic violence against women.”
The walk was supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff Council and Cadwyn Housing Association.
To show your support for White Ribbon Day, you can pledge your support online, or organise your own event.
If you are planning an event in support of White Ribbon UK, you can email Julie Grady, Domestic Abuse Coordinator, on Julie.Grady2@south-wales.pnn.police.uk.
For more information, take a look at the website