UN Women have begun a campaign to end violence against women and girls across the world, you can help too be signing the petition #drawaline.
UN Women working to end violence against women
The UN Women organisation work with Govenments and communities to change laws and educate people, change behaviours and offer support for victims.
Forced marriages, child marriages where rape is not recognised as rape in the eyes of the law is active in 37 countries.
Human trafficking is on the rise across the world with very dangerous gangs working together to transport victims from country to country.
These violations agains human rights effect women, girls, communities and generations. Women and girls lose access to education, health and loose their moral influences on communities.
How we can help
We can sign and donate to this cause to help experienced UN advocates to carryout their work in communities.
- Prevent violence against women through education and working with
- Helping victims of violence get immediate medical and legal help
- Supporting victims regain their lives by giving them access to vital services such as housing and counselling to stop violence from recurring.
- Working on policies and changing laws to protect women and girls and prosecute those responsible.
Find out more information about this incredible organisation.
Women and Girls Network – Courses
Raising awareness of attitudes and behaviours towards those affected by violence is carried out through courses. Register for the next empowerment and self-defence workshop in Edmonton.
Women and Girls Network: Hidden Scars, Understanding the Impact and Trauma couse in London on 29th January 2019.
Lots of opportunities and support available from the Women and girls Network – http://www.wgn.org.uk
I Draw a line against violence agains women and girls
Join me and others signing the UN petition to end violence against women and girls across the world.
UN Women UK
The aim of UN Women UK is to improve the lives of women and girls around the world reach their full potential through education and empowerment.
When women and girls learn, rise and achieve they help communities to succeed too. They are good, strong mothers, they raise good/healthy children who also go on to achieve. Women are central to creating and maintaining happy and safe communities.
Victims of violence can suffer a life time of mental instabiliy and victims of violance can go on to become abusers of their own.
Useful contact information
National Domestic Violence (free, 24 hours a day): 0808 2000 247
National Rape Helpline: 0808 802 9999
NSPCC FGM helpline: 0800 028 3550
Victim Support Helpline (confidential support to anyone affected by crime): 0808 168 9111 (or 0345 603 9213 for Scotland/02890 244039 for Northern Ireland)
Respect Helpline (for anyone who feels they may be a perpetrator): 0808 802 4040
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) allows anyone to make an application to the Police to find out if a person may pose a risk to them or loved ones.
If there are any disclosures the Police will inform the applicant in person.
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