Launch of ‘16 Days of Action in Angus’

Angus Violence against Women Partnership (AVAWP) and White Ribbon Scotland are asking locals to take the pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.

Launching this year’s 16 Days of Action in Angus (which runs from November 25 to December 10) to end domestic abuse, chief inspector Gordon Milne, chair of AVAWP said: “This is the focal point of the year for AVAWP to ask people to take specific time to reflect on domestic abuse, how corrosive it is and the affect that it has on the victims and the fabric of our society. Domestic abuse is not pretty, it is bullying, it’s blood, it’s terror, it’s unhappiness and more often than not it goes unnoticed and under reported.

“Over these 16 days I ask the people of Angus to take the pledge and think about what difference they can make.”

The pledge can be taken by visiting www.whiteribbonscotland.org.uk and clicking on the local campaign tab and selecting Angus or www.avawp.org.uk and selecting 16 Days of Action.

During the campaign Members of AVAWP will be visible across Angus at various locations during the 16 days of action asking you to take the pledge.

The partnership is also teaming up with Focus on Alcohol Angus to raise awareness of alcohol misuse and domestic abuse at local Christmas lights switch on events.

Angus Women’s Aid is holding a two day exhibition entitled ‘Hear my voice…’ in Arbroath Visitor Centre on December 5 and 6, 1.30 to 4.30 p.m, free admission.

Service users from Angus Women’s Aid, Barnardo’s and Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre are being asked to complete a survey to ascertain their experiences of using the services.