SI Epsom began 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a talk from Anthea Sully, CEO White Ribbon UK.
Anthea started by giving us the following statistics: from the White Ribbon movement to end male violence against women………
1in 4 women will experience domestic abuse
1in 2 women have experienced harassment in the workplace
86% of women are harassed in public places
9 in 10 girls experienced sexist name calling or sent explicit videos in schools
Almost 1 in 2 women and non-binary people reported experiencing online abuse during lockdown
120-150 women killed by men a year
Anthea described violence as including: domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, rape and sexual offences, prostitution, human trafficking, child abuse, pornography, coercion and control, harassment, online abuse and threats.