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White Ribbon Day Event


International White Ribbon Day- 25th November

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Network (DASAN) part of Safer Darlington, was set up to provide a coordinated response to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse. Please support us with the following Awareness Event.

Join Men in Ending Male Violence against Women and Girls.
An event was held at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington on Monday 25th November 2013. Network agencies displayed various literature and promotional items and gave information to the public about the support services for men and women available in Darlington. 

Durham Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg attended to pledge his support, he said ‘one of my personal priorities is to reduce the impact of Domestic Abuse, particularly violence against women and girls, also to reduce the impact of Hate Crime’

Council Leader, Bill Dixon said: ‘ in Darlington a great deal of progress has been made in recent years in raising awareness about what domestic abuse is and the impact that is has upon victims and children. There are excellent services in the town, working together has resulted in an increase in the number of victims having the confidence to report the abuse, ongoing dissemination of literature is promoting information pathways to agencies who can offer help and support to victims.   

Wear a white ribbon
Be a role model
Become an ambassador
Tell your friends about the campaign

At least 47,000 women in the UK are raped every year.  54% are raped by a partner or ex partner.
Around 21% of girls experience some form of child sexual abuse.
Almost half of the women in the UK will experience domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking in their lifetimes.
We have wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and female friends who may experience violence and abuse. 
On average, two women a week, in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex partner.  This constitutes nearly 40 % of all female homicide victims.
Around 85% of forced marriage victims are women.
Domestic violence is estimated to cost victims, services and the state a total of around £23 billion a year. 

Don’t Suffer in Silence- Local Support Services
Sanctuary Supported Living Outreach 01325 463141
Rape and Sexual abuse Counselling Centre 01325 354119
Family Help Darlington CIO (Refuge Help-Line) 01325 364486
Samaritans 01325 465465
Gay Advice Darlington 01325 355551
Police Safeguarding Team 101 or 999

Other contacts
Victims Support 0191 2810 491
National Domestic Violence Help line 0808 2000 247

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Posted on Thursday 28th November 2013
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