104 Shoes Displayed in Beeston Town Centre to Highlight Domestic Violence

104 Shoes Displayed in Beeston Town Centre to Highlight Domestic Violence

3/12/18 - 104 pairs of shoes were displayed on the bandstand of Beeston Square on 30th November to commemorate the 104 women killed every year in England and Wales by Domestic Abuse and to raise awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign.

Employees of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillors, Anna Soubry MP, and representatives of Domestic Violence charities stand with the 104 shoes on Beeston Bandstand.

Each year the campaign seeks to educate and raise awareness of violence against women and urges as many people as possible to wear the ribbon for a week starting on 25th November, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women. As part of the campaign, 16 Days of Action follow White Ribbon Day to help directly tackle Domestic Violence.

Domestic abuse isn't just physical. It's about someone you know trying to control your life. This could be a partner, ex-partner, or someone in the family. It can be financial, psychological, emotional or sexual.  Living with it can affect long term wellbeing and self-esteem and if children are living in the same house, they will be affected too.

Employees of Broxtowe Borough Council and representatives of Domestic Violence charities stand with the 104 shoes on Beeston Bandstand.

Earlier this year, Broxtowe Borough Council was awarded White Ribbon Campaign accreditation by White Ribbon Campaign UK thanks to the hard work of staff, elected members and partner organisations in raising awareness about Domestic Abuse in all its forms.

While the shoes stand in memory of the 104 women killed every year in England and Wales by Domestic Abuse, an awareness raising event was held for staff, partners and elected members to provide them with the necessary tools to help tackle Domestic Violence. The White Ribbon Flag was also raised and flown in Beeston Square; and the people of Broxtowe were encouraged to wear a white ribbon and make the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence.


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