For the Women in My Life campaignNovember 29th, 2011 | Posted by in News
‘For the Women in My Life’ campaign launches to help tackle Domestic Violence
24 November 2011, London: Today the Eliminate Domestic Violence Global Foundation (EDV) announces the launch of the ‘For the Women in My Life’ campaign, which focuses on the significant contributions women make in our lives and offers the positive opportunity for all of society as a whole to recognise these contributions.
As part of the campaign, EDV are inviting supporters to upload a photo of a woman they care about and explain why they are special through the Do Some Good mobile app. The campaign is focusing on all women, so may be a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, co-worker or friend, with the photos representing women in society and their important role in our lives.
The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Patron of EDV, said: “Some people have lost women they care for as a result of domestic violence. We should remember that women who suffer from violence and abuse are not just statistics, they are often women we know and care about. We can be part of the solution and work together to eliminate domestic violence and we hope that the “For the Women in My Life Campaign” will be a valuable part of this effort.”
The campaign will run from 24 November 2011 through March 2012 and some of the photos will be selected to be in an exhibit. There will also be awards selected by a panel for best photograph, greatest impact, and most heartfelt narrative, which will take place in March 2012.
ACPO lead on domestic abuse Chief Constable Carmel Napier said:
“Domestic abuse is an enormous issue, with around one in five of all violent crimes reported related to domestic abuse. It is vital that the people that we serve have confidence in the police to report these crimes so that we can take steps to protect them from harm. Equally important is for others in society, whether they be a friend, work colleague or neighbour who fear someone is danger, to speak out and report their concerns if they think domestic abuse is occurring. I support this campaign which highlights the point that victims of these crimes do matter and are individuals who hold an important place within society as being a friend, parent, colleague or child, and they should be able to live a life free from harm.”
Deborah Jamieson, CEO of EDV, added: We should also acknowledge that in the 21st century when so many advances are being made, domestic violence should not occur and women and girls should be kept safe from harm. Domestic violence may affect those we know and love and we need to work together to keep women safe from violence and abuse.
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