T V Edwards is backing the international campaign 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence, This is a worldwide campaign which raises awareness of gender based violence. The 16 Days of Action run from 25th November, UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day. The campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against women and human rights.
The 16 Days Campaign is an opportunity for individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:
- Increasing women’s safety
- Highlighting the nature and prevalence of violence against women
- Raising awareness of violence against women as a human rights issue
- Lobbying government
- Strengthening local work to tackle violence against women
Violence against women includes sexual violence, domestic violence & abuse, stalking, trafficking, and harmful practices including FGM (female genital mutilation) and so called honour-based violence.
This year, as with previous years T V Edwards are supporting the campaign run by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets designed to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the borough. Please see attached calendar of events run by Tower Hamlet’s council. We will be providing support at community outreach awareness raising sessions in addition to training for VAWG champions
TV Edwards solicitors provides free legal advice on domestic abuse at Tower Hamlets, Merton and Kingston Upon Thames One Stop Shops on an on-going basis.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know has suffered or is at risk of suffering domestic abuse including forced marriage, so called honour based violence FGM our accredited Domestic abuse solicitors can provide advice on all of the options open to you. for more information on specialist legal advice on domestic abuse please click here.