White ribbons for women

Safer Merton is distributing white ribbons to libraries, police stations and the Merton Civic Centre in aid of UN International Day Against Violence Against Women on Friday 25 November.

The public are encouraged to buy the ribbons in a pledge to never committing, condoning or remaining silent about violence against women. All sale proceeds will go to White Ribbon Campaign UK.

Bernie Higgins, Borough Commander for Merton said:

“Our service is proud to support White Ribbon Day to raise awareness and challenge tolerance of Domestic Violence.”

Safer Merton is launching a Domestic Violence Practitioners Group in Merton on 25 November to coincide with White Ribbon Day.

The Practitioners Group is made up of a range of organisations that assist domestic violence victims. The Group will also work to help deliver the recommendations of the Mayor of London’s London Domestic Violence Strategy including increasing victims safety, holding abusers accountable, reducing social tolerance, educating children and young people.

Councillor Maxi Martin, Chair of the Domestic Violence Practitioners Group said:

“The launch of the Domestic Violence Practitioners Group is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the council and its partners and shows a significant step forward in working together to tackle domestic violence.”