To mark White Ribbon day on 25th November, Lewisham Labour has again pledged its continued commitment to never commit, condone or remain silent about the violence against women and girls.
Mayor Bullock made an announcement at the Full Council meeting on November 22nd highlighting Lewisham’s continued support of outlining the need to tackle violence against women, and challenge social attitudes and behaviours that lead to gender based violence.
Cllr Janet Daby, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said “This day gives us an opportunity to put a spotlight on the continued prevalence of violence against women and girls in our communities. This is an issues that affected so many women and girls, it shocking that the statistics show that 1 in 4 women and girls will suffer domestic abuse and 1 in 5 will experience sexual violence.”
“It is clear that is can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation or culture. This why is so important that we send a message to all parts of our communities that any form of violence against women and girls is unacceptable and we need tackle it together.”
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