Ceredigion County Council is reminding people affected by domestic abuse that they are not alone this White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon Day encourages people, especially men and boys, to change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence against women and girls.

This year’s White Ribbon Day, 25 November, falls on the same week as the start of the FIFA men’s World Cup. The social media theme is to achieve #TheGoal to end violence against women and girls.

Geraint Edwards, Corporate Lead Officer for People and Organisation Service, said: “The Council is proud to support White Ribbon Day, which aims to end men’s violence against women. Staff at all levels have undertaken awareness training and tackling domestic abuse is an important priority for all within the Council.”

Councillor Bryan Davies, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Democratic Services, Policy and Performance and People and Organisation said: “Domestic abuse is a national issue and sadly affects many people in Ceredigion. As a county, it is vital that we come together and speak out against male violence towards women and girls. All men and boys can make a difference, by thinking of their own behaviours and attitudes and being prepared to call out harmful behaviour when they see it.”

The Council would like to thank its partners including Dyfed Powys Police, Hywel Dda University Health Board, and our network of third sector organisations, community groups, and charities for all working together to provide assistance and support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Ceredigion.

A special thank you goes to West Wales Domestic Abuse Service for their kind donation of White Ribbons and for their ongoing commitment and support to survivors and victims of domestic abuse in Ceredigion.

For more information and to sign up the White Ribbon pledge, visit www.whiteribbon.org.uk or email: info@whiteribbon.org.uk #TheGoal

If you are experiencing abuse, there is help available. Contact:

• Live Fear Free on 0808 80 10 800
• West Wales Domestic Abuse Service on 01970 625585 or 01239 615385