Congratulations to Stevenage Borough Council has once again become White Ribbon accredited, recognising Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse’s (SADA) work to end all male violence against women.
White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
Stevenage and Survivors Against Domestic Abuse – the name it operates under in North Herts, East Herts and Welwyn Hatfield – produced an action plan setting out its vision, aims and objectives for dealing with domestic abuse, supporting those who are or who have suffered from domestic abuse ensuring they have the appropriate support to meet their needs and those of their families.
Support includes the availability of Safe Space accommodation, which offers a haven to victims, survivors and their families fleeing domestic abuse by providing a location to make what can often be life changing decisions.
Councillor Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council and Chair of SADA, said: “We know that sadly domestic abuse can affect anyone, but male violence against women remains the most common form which is why accreditations such as the White Ribbon are so important.
“The SADA team works tirelessly to help all victims of domestic abuse and their families, and their work really does change lives.”
A domestic abuse survivor from Stevenage has spoken out to raise awareness of the issue, and highlight the service which “changed her life”, during the nationwide 16 Days of Action campaign. (Stevenage Comet)