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Nia Griffith MP joined members of Llanelli Women’s Aid in the St Elli Centre this week to promote the white ribbon campaign which seeks to engage men in stamping out violence against women and girls. Nia talked to passers-by and offered them cakes which had been made by some of the women involved with the project.

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 and girls. 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 girls, and resulting in the deaths in England and Wales of two women a week, and we must do all we can to combat violence against women and girls.”