16 Days of Activism Against Gender- Based Violence

TV Edwards is pleased to support 16 Days of Activism, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of gender based violence. The 16 Days of Activism runs from 25th November, the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day. The campaign is an opportunity for individuals and groups around the world to increase support and awareness in order to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Domestic violence 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.

One woman is killed every three days as a result of domestic violence at the hands of a current or former partner and as many as one in four women experience domestic violence at some point in their lives.

TV Edwards is supporting the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Haringey in their series of events as part of the campaign.

TV Edwards provides free legal advice on domestic abuse at One Stop Shop, Merton, Kingston and Tower Hamlets 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.

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