This November, the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls Partnership is calling for people to stand up to violence against women and girls as part of the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Those looking to get involved in the campaign can take part in a range of activities from the Partnership’s event calendar - showcasing what’s on and where across the county.
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Running from 25 November to 10 December, the campaign calls for an end to gender-based violence (also commonly known as ‘violence against women and girls’). The international White Ribbon Day also occurs during this period, encouraging male allyship with women and girls, in addition to the UN UNiTE campaign to ‘Orange the World’ - symbolising a brighter future free of violence.
There are several ways Hertfordshire’s residents can take a stand against all forms of violence and abuse:
During the 16 Days, organisations in Hertfordshire are raising awareness about the services available to support those experiencing harmful or abusive behaviours. There are also free campaign resources and a specially commissioned video using awareness raising messages from local leaders and sports allies. Two of Hertfordshire’s biggest sporting clubs – Stevenage Borough and Watford Football clubs – will be showing their support and taking part in the #HertsUnitedAgainstAbuse campaign either as part of the video, on match days, or with other activities planned during the period, and beyond.
“As Chair of the Executive Board in Hertfordshire, I’m really proud that we are working together to tackle the attitudes and behaviours that contribute to violence against women and girls. Make the White Ribbon Promise today and help us put an end to gender-based violence”
- Jo Fisher, Chair of the Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women & Girls Executive Board in Hertfordshire
Go to the Herts Sunflower website for further information, advice and local support related to violence against women and girls and domestic abuse.
The Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls Partnership is formed of more than 50 organisations working together. The Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Strategy 2022-25 outlines the Partnership’s key priorities for creating lasting change. With a strong focus on engagement and prevention, to ensure that Hertfordshire is a safe place for all individuals and families, the strategy is also being launched at a Partnership event hosted by allies, Stevenage Borough Football Club, during the campaign period.