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Peterborough to show support for domestic abuse survivors

Peterborough will show its support for domestic abuse survivors at a flag-raising ceremony outside the Town Hall.
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November 25 is White Ribbon Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

White Ribbon is a charity engaging with men and boys to end violence against women.

Last year, Peterborough City Council raised the White Ribbon flag to symbolise its commitment to domestic abuse survivors, with a number of leading public officials wearing a White Ribbon pin to support the message.

The flag will once again be raised outside the Town Hall at a ceremony on November 25 attended by Mayor of Peterborough Cllr Stephen Lane and council White Ribbon ambassador Cllr John Howard from midday.

Cllr Howard said: “Violence against women is something all men need to speak out against. Two women a week are murdered by a current or former partner in England and Wales, and a huge number of women will suffer from abuse during their lifetime, so it is imperative we act now to prevent more people from becoming victims.

“Domestic abuse is a shocking and often hidden crime and can take many forms, whether physical, economic or mental abuse. Anyone wishing to find support should know there are a range of services out there and that they are not alone.”

As well as the flag raising, on November 25 Peterborough Women’s Aid will be present to discuss its services, while there will also be a White Ribbon stall with information.

More information on how to get support if you are suffering from domestic abuse, including abuse against men, can be found on the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership website