Today is the start of Domestic Abuse Awareness Week. This week ties in with the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence international campaign that starts tomorrow on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday
Domestic abuse is a devastating social problem that affects every segment of the population. Anyone can experience domestic violence regardless of sex, race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle.
Every minute in the UK, the police receive a call from the public for assistance for domestic violence.
It is estimated that one woman in four (and one man in six) in the UK will be a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime.
On average 2 women a week are killed by a male partner or former partner.
In 75% to 90% of incidents of domestic violence, children are in the same or the next room.
“Even two years on, I still get overwhelmed when I think how much Survive helped me and my children.. I am now stronger than I could have imagined, my children are happy and we live in a loving, safe, happy home. Without Survive’s help I would have stayed with my abuser and most certainly be dead. Thank you Survive. X” (Service user)
Support Survive, transform lives. See how you can get involved…..
Candlelit Walk – Can you help us raise awareness by joining us on our candlelit walk this Wednesday?
Fundraise for us – Lots of people are fundraising for us as part of domestic abuse awareness week; it is not too late to get involved, as some people are holding their events in December. Could you host your own event and help raise vital funds, as well as awareness of domestic abuse?
Patchwork Quilt – We are auctioning a beautiful handmade quilt that was donated to us to raise money to transform the lives of those living with domestic abuse.
We can achieve more together than we can apart. Together towards freedom from domestic abuse.