Week of events for campaign against abuse of women

Pic: Stephanie Amesse

In a bid to increase awareness of domestic violence, Lewisham council and White Ribbon Campaign are hosting a series of events this week.

The week concludes on November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.

Founded in Canada in 1991, the White Ribbon Campaign uses the wearing of a white ribbon to symbolise a man’s opposition to violence against women. Unlike other campaigns to end domestic and sexual violence, White Ribbon was founded by men.

On Monday, volunteers from the two anti-domestic violence charities Refuge and TRYangle, and the Lewisham police’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team were giving out information about where to find help for victims of violence and abuse.

The South London Maudsley Mental Health Trust and the Safer Neighbourhood Team will be doing so again today outside the Sydenham Sava Centre, from 10am to 4pm.

There will also be a five-a-side football match between a team led by Lewisham’s Young Mayor and members of the council, on Wednesday, and a White Ribbon Day Parade to the Civic Suite in Catford on Friday.

On Friday, a parade will start at the Lewisham Shopping Centre at 11:30am and finish at the Civic Suite at 12:30pm

Eastlondonlines will be covering the events.

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