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Posted: Wed 24th Nov 2021

DASU brings sports groups and local businesses together to end male violence against women for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 24th, 2021

Sports groups and businesses across Wrexham have joined together to raise awareness of the need to end male violence against women.

White Ribbon Day, on Thursday 25 November, sees the start of 16 days of action aimed at highlighting and tackling domestic abuse.

The campaign, which takes place internationally each year, encourages men and women across the country to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence.

Those taking part in the campaign symbolise the pledge by wearing a white ribbon.

Domestic abuse can take many forms, physical, psychological, financial, emotional or sexual. Anyone who is being forced to change their behaviour because of fear of their partner or family member’s reaction is being abused.

To mark the launch of 16 days of activity the Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU) in North Wales has worked alongside local sports clubs and businesses to raise awareness of the need to end male violence against women.

With over 30 years’ experience providing professional coordinated and targeted interventions to women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse.

DASU’s services offer choice to service users, maximising their safety, and the safety of their families across Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham

Megan Phillips, Senior Support Worker at DASU has coordinated numerous pledges and photos from businesses and sports clubs such as Wrexham Lager, Kelloggs, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, JCB, Wrexham Football Club and Wrexham Rugby Club to raise awareness of gender based violence.

Megan (pictured above) said: “All men can make a difference by thinking of their own behaviour and being prepared to call out sexist, violent and harassing behaviour when they see it, there is no excuse.”

Carolyn Hodrien, DASU’s Head of Service for Wrexham and Flintshire, added: “Wearing a white ribbon is a pledge to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.”

DASU supports thousands of men, women and children across North Wales each year.

If you need help, or would like to support the campaign and get involved in making a difference to the lives of domestic abuse victims in in Wrexham, email or ring 01978 310203.

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