UK SAYS NO MORE – we join campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault
Each year more than 1 million women are victims of domestic abuse, and nearly 1 million children are affected either through direct abuse or through being a witness to it. It is a public health crisis of epidemic proportions.
We know from St Mungo’s research that almost half of the women they support have experienced domestic violence, with a third saying that it contributed to their homelessness. In the general population, according to the Crime Survey for England & Wales 2016, 27% of women and 13% of men had experienced some form of domestic abuse since the age of 16.
Unfortunately, these figures are not improving and a greater focus on prevention and wider public awareness is needed.
Inspired by the successful US campaign NO MORE, the aim of the campaign is to empower people to no longer simply stand by and watch when faced by abuse of any form, but challenge those who carry it out, wherever and whenever it happens. This includes challenging friends and family when they use derogatory or demeaning language against women and girls, or when they tease men and boys for not being masculine enough.
The campaign website includes resources to help you recognise all forms of domestic abuse and suggest locations where people might receive appropriate support.
Get involved – organisations
Homeless Link and Sitra have joined the campaign as sector partners. The organisers are keen to join forces with other organisations in related sectors – you can find out more here.
Get involved - individuals
You can support the campaign as an individual with any of these actions.
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