Richmond Council are running workshops this month to raise awareness in communities about domestic abuse.
This comes in line with White Ribbon Day, an United Nations led campaign for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Due to coronavirus and people being indoors a lot more, domestic abuse is at it’s highest rate. This programme and others still very important and needed now more than ever.
Now that we enter a second lockdown victims, survivors and families may find themselves getting anxious.
In partnership with local organisations including REFUGE, the Asian Women Resource Centre, Age UK, ManKind, Safety Net, GALOP and Al-Aman, two virtual workshops are being held in November.
on November 25th, the first event will be on for residents, to help raise awareness of domestic abuse, cultural issues and barriers when it comes to seeking support. The idea is to empower people to contact organisations when they or someone they know is experiencing domestic abuse. The session will look at issues such as force marriage, faith-based abuses and honour-based violence.
November 27th is the second event for professionals and community organisations to learn more about understanding different communities, breaking down barriers, access for all, discrimination, safety and support.
If you know if someone is experiencing these issues or you yourself are going through this, you can find resources here.