Lambeth Council is marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 25 November. To celebrate we will be raising awareness around gender-based violence (GBV) support in Lambeth and lighting up Lambeth Town Hall orange to stand in solidarity with GBV survivors all over the world. To support the United Nations campaign, we will be following the 16 days of activism.
Combatting gender-based violence (GBV) is a priority for Lambeth as outlined in our Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. GBV are forms of violence and abuse that disproportionally affect women and girls, but can also affect those of all genders. This includes domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, “honour” based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery.
We will release daily information on social media highlighting the help available to Lambeth residents. We’re joining venues around the world in lighting up Lambeth Town Hall Orange in solidarity with survivors everywhere.
We are putting on a full day of training, talks, films and activities on 25 November for Lambeth practitioners, speakers include the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Gaia Centre, Women in Prison, Galop, Fulfilling Lives, Spires, Africa Advocacy Foundation.
Word from Cabinet
Cllr Dyer Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety said: “Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls is a key priority for Lambeth Council. Raising awareness is particularly important at this time due to the devastating impact of Coronavirus lockdown measures on survivors of gender-based violence. It’s essential that Lambeth residents know that is help is available and they are not alone”.
- Lambeth residents can get free, confidential, non-judgmental, practical, and emotional support from the Gaia Centre. They are open during lockdown. Tel: 020 7733 8724, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you’re not in Lambeth find support in your local area by contacting the National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
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