Residents and councillors in Brent have come together today to show their commitment to ending domestic abuse by signing the White Ribbon Pledge.
The event, which took place at the Brent Civic Centre, brought together a large audience from across the borough and included a theatre play by the Talawa Theatre Company on domestic abuse, unhealthy relationships and girls in gangs -writes brent.gov.uk.
Earlier this year, Brent Council redoubled its efforts to tackle domestic abuse in the borough and was awarded £300,000 from the Home Office to support with an ongoing programme focused on tackling this crime head on and making sure that victims and survivors of abuse get access to the support they need, when they need it.
Cllr Mili Patel, Brent Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, attended the White Ribbon Day event and said:
“I was delighted to see so many people come and sign the pledge to end domestic abuse. It’s incredibly important that we all stand together and work hard to achieve a world where violence against any person becomes a thing of the past.
“I’m looking forward to working with our new partners, Advance, who are experts in providing education, prevention and support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. This new service will really help us in our efforts to make sure victims get the right support at the right time, with no one being turned away from the help they need
You can tune in to The Beat London 103.6 FM on Friday 24 November (7.30-9pm) for a special panel discussion tackling the extremely emotional topic of domestic abuse. These are very real problems being faced in communities in Brent, so tune in and have your say.
Whilst women and girls are the most common victims of these crimes, it is important to recognise that men and boys are also at risk of domestic abuse and can access the same support as women and girls.
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