Standing up against Domestic Abuse
12th November 2018
Pledge your support to end violence against women and find out about local domestic abuse support services at a library near you.
White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place on 25 November. This year to support the campaign a display highlighting the work to tackle domestic abuse and local support services, along with white ribbons and the pledge book will be touring the libraries within the county over the next few months.
• Llanfyllin from Tuesday 13th November
• Machynlleth from Tuesday 20th November
• Llanidloes from Tuesday 27th November
• Llandrindod from Tuesday 4th December
• Presteigne from Tuesday 18th December
• Knighton from Tuesday 8th January
• Newtown from Tuesday 15th January
• Brecon from Monday 28th January
• Ystradgynlais from Monday 4th February
The displays will be available during library opening hours.
Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Cllr Stephen Hayes says: "As a White Ribbon authority we are pleased to support this year's campaign. As part of the display there will be an opportunity for people to collect a white ribbon and make the pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
"The last national crime survey shows over 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 6 men will be affected at some time in their lives by domestic abuse. Men as well as women can be the victims, and it also affects same-sex relationships."
"I'd urge you to go along to your library to find out more and to show your support for those who have suffered and to pledge to stand up against domestic abuse and violence in all its forms."
The Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 sets out to help challenge public attitudes, improve how we support survivors and train those who work for the council to understand what domestic abuse and coercive control looks like and know how to raise concerns.
Organisations taking part include Powys County Council, Dyfed Powys Police, Calan DVS, Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre and Welsh Women's Aid ("ask me" ambassadors scheme).
To find out how to get help with domestic abuse visit www.powys.gov.uk/da or call Live Fear Free Helpline number 0808 80 10 800