whg Supports Campaign Against Domestic Abuse

  • 25th November 2020

  • Customer news

whg is supporting  16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to raise awareness of violence against women.

Between 25 November to 10 December whg will be sharing the message that domestic abuse and sexual violence is not OK.

whg will be posting advice and guidance via its  Twitter and Facebook pages to explain how people can support the campaign and where they can get free and confidential advice 24 hours a day.

More than a year ago whg signed up to the Make a Stand campaign – a pledge developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. It consists of four commitments which housing organisations can make to support people that live and work in housing who are experiencing domestic abuse. whg also runs Domestic Awareness courses for colleagues highlighting what domestic abuse is and how to recognise the warning signs.

Director of Housing Gary Brookes said: “We know that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone, but even more so for those who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse – whether physical or mental.

“Domestic abuse, unfortunately, is on the rise this year. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are.

“For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you, whatever your gender.”

Remember, in an emergency always call 999 and press 55 if you are unable to talk.

 

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