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Enfield Council will be working to stop domestic violence in its tracks…

Marking White Ribbon Day on Friday 25 November.

Council’s Cabinet Members sign White Ribbon Pledge.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Members have signed up to the White Ribbon Pledge to stand up to violence against women and girls and have urged all residents to do the same.

White Ribbon Day on 25 November will be marked by Enfield Council, the Metropolitan Police and other organisations giving advice to women who are suffering domestic violence and raising awareness of their plight.

Refuge estimates that as many as one in four women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime, and at least two women a week die as a result. It is also estimated that 20 per cent of children in the UK have been exposed to domestic abuse.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “I was proud to sign up to the White Ribbon Pledge which asks everyone to stand up to domestic violence. There is no place in a civilised society for a cowardly and abhorrent crime such as this, and we are determined to raise awareness of this issue and do everything within our power to bring the people responsible to justice.

“We are hammering home the message that this type of crime is not acceptable, and are asking residents to look out for the signs of abuse and give victims the information and support they need to escape an abusive relationship.”

Supt Jenny Barnett from Enfield police said: “This initiative is an example of the police working with partners to target perpetrators of domestic violence and support vulnerable victims – the message is clear: no form of domestic abuse will be tolerated”.

To sign up to the pledge to end violence against women and girls go to White Ribbon Campaign.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call one of the following helplines:
•National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
•Solace Women’s Aid Advice Line: 0808 802 5565
•North London Rape Crisis Centre: 020 7619 1369

In an emergency always call 999.

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