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White Ribbon Campaign – End Violence against Women

Nov 25th is International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women.  The White Ribbon campaign calls on men to pledge never to COMMIT, CONDONE or REMAIN SILENT about violence against women.

A fact sheet from the White Ribbon website is available   to highlight  facts.

Information on  local support services is below

Information re local support services is below

For Advice South Cumbria

letgo 01229 582386

Barrow Women’s Centre Call Women’s Community Matters: 01229 311102



  •  1 in 4 women will experience physical abuse in their lifetime.
  •  16 – 24 year olds are the highest risk age group for domestic abuse
  • Almost half of women will experience domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
  • In 90% of family households where domestic violence is occurring, children are in the same or the next room 90% of the time
  • 2 women a week in the UK are killed because of domestic violence
  • 25% of girls and 18% of boys have experienced physical abuse
  • 75% of girls and 50% of boys have experienced emotional abuse
  • A third of teenage girls (13-17 years) have suffered unwanted sexual acts
  • Almost 1,000,000 children witness domestic violence every year, an average of 3 in every class of 30 pupils.
  • In between 30% and 60% of domestic violence cases, the abusive partner is also directly abusing the children.
  • Children who have witnessed domestic violence are 2.5 times more likely to have serious social and behavioural problems.
  • 70% of teenage mothers have experienced domestic violence. Abused girls are 4-6 times more likely to become pregnant than their peers.
  • 39% of overseas assistance cases dealt with by the Forced Marriage Unit in 2008 involved children under the age of 18, 14% of these were under 16.
  • Approximately half of women in contact with mental health services have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic abuse.
  • 77% of children and young people say they don’t receive enough information about domestic abuse
  • The majority of young people experiencing domestic abuse don’t tell anyone
  • It has been shown that children as young as 5 years have benefited from having this issue discussed in school
  • 25% of all reported crime is Domestic Violence, and it is that; A CRIME.
  • Information from White Ribbon UK website 2014