Are you man enough to say no to domestic abuse?10:29, 14 Feb 2012
Campaign on violence against women
This Valentines Day, the Nottingham Evening Post is launching a year-long campaign on violence against women. The main focus is on encouraging men to take a stand against domestic violence.
Making a pledge
You are invited to support this campaign by making this pledge:
“I will never commit, condone or remain silent about men’s violence against women”.
You can do this by visiting website: www.man-enough.org or you can text a pledge by texting “man” or “man enough” to tel: 81400.
Working with partners
The campaign is being backed by a wide range of partners including all local authorities, Nottingham Forest FC, both Nottingham Universities and many local businesses.
The aims of the campaign are to:
- raise awareness of domestic abuse
- encourage men to demonstrate positive behaviours and attitudes towards women
- provide women with support and confidence to report domestic abuse.
The Post aims to get 10,000 pledges from men across Nottinghamshire, stating their opposition to violence against women and girls.
They will also be running regular features and stories to maintain the campaign’s profile and momentum. This will be supplemented by activities and events organised by providers of domestic abuse services.
The impetus for the campaign has come from the tragic murders of five women and one man in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire during the ten last months. The campaign will try and address all aspects of domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
There will be T shirts, wrist bands and other resources to support the events being planned.
The campaign will be the largest of its kind in this country so far. It is being led within the County Council by the Community Safety Team.
- For 10,000 men in Nottinghamshire to sign a Pledge on a Nottingham page on the White Ribbon Campaign page at website: www.man-enough.org
- To campaign for ‘Clare’s law’ which a supports survivor’s right to ask the police if their partner has a record for domestic abuse.
- To campaign for the implementation of section 60 of the Family Law Act to be enacted which enables a victimless civil prosecution
- To organise a family event in Nottingham Market Square in February 2013 to emphasise the engagement of local people in the campaign.
Advice and contacts
For more information and advice on domestic violence go to website: www.ndvf.org.uk or ring the Nottinghamshire 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline on tel: 0808 800 0340.
For more on the Campaign contact:
Rachel Adams – Community Safety Team
Localism and partnerships
Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0115 9772015
Evening Post contact:
tel: 0115 948 2000