Community News: Soroptimists Say NO to Violence Against Women on November 25th

Last year over 1.3 million women were subjected to violence including domestic abuse, rape, forced marriage, and sexual exploitation . There uncounted numbers of emotional and financial manipulation and online harassment.

November 25th is the day that the United Nations have designated for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. Soroptimists in Abergavenny and district are supporting this with an awareness campaign running from November 23rd to December 8th.

During that time local shops will be displaying the Say No poster supported by the mannequin outside the library, a tourist office window, banners and ribbons.

On Saturday Nov 23rd and Tuesday 26th members of the club will be present in High Cross, Abergavenny to talk about the purpose of the campaign and to hand out leaflets.

We are not alone: branches of the WI are staging action and Cyfannol (Womens’ Aid) will have an exhibition in Plas Gunter Mansion

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Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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