TV Edwards is pleased to support 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign to raise awareness and to work towards ending violence towards women and girls around the world. Every year the campaign runs from 25th November, the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day.
The theme for the 2017 campaign is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls” to reinforce the campaigns’ ultimate goal to eliminate violence towards women and girls.
Domestic abuse disproportionately affects women and girls. As many as one in three women experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives and on average two women are killed by their partners every week.*
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.” This includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriage.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their personal circumstances. 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 in relation to domestic abuse please click here.