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Flag raising to show support for domestic abuse survivors

22 November 2022

A flag-raising ceremony in Cambridgeshire will show the county’s support for survivors of domestic abuse.

The annual raising of the White Ribbon flag outside New Shire Hall in Alconbury will take place on Friday, 25 November at 9am.

White Ribbon is a UK charity which aims to end male violence against women and girls, and Cambridgeshire County Council has received White Ribbon Accreditation for the work it does around addressing male violence.

The flag will be raised on Friday by council chair Cllr Stephen Ferguson who will be joined by Julia Cullum, partnership manager for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership.

With White Ribbon Day occurring during the World Cup, the theme for this year is #TheGoal where all men can join the team to end violence against women and girls. More information can be found at: https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/whiteribbonday22.

Cllr Ferguson said: “With White Ribbon Day falling near the start of the World Cup, there has never been a better time for us to come together and start playing as a team to end violence against women and girls.

“All men can join the team to end violence against women and girls - that's #TheGoal. Whether you're a football fan or not, let’s work together to achieve gender equality.”

Survivors of domestic abuse can find more information on support services by visiting the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership website at: http://cambsdasv.org.uk/.