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MP backs white ribbon day

Nia Griffith MP and Keith Davies AM joined members of Llanelli Women’s Aid in the St Elli Centre to promote the white ribbon campaign which seeks to engage men in stamping out violence against women. They talked to passers-by and drew the raffle.

Nia Griffith MP explained

“ Domestic violence and  sexual assault  are about exercising power and  control. Perpetrators come from all walks of life – all social, economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The white ribbon campaign raises awareness of what is still a very widespread problem, and asks men to challenge all forms of violence against women. Although we have come a long way in recognising the problem from 30 years ago when we had to struggle to get women’s refuges established, domestic violence remains a huge problem affecting one in four women, and resulting in the deaths of two women a week, and we must do all we can to combat violence against women “.

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