Tower Hamlets joins campaign to help end violence against women and girls

Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging residents to show their opposition to violence against women by wearing a white ribbon as part of this year’s White Ribbon Campaign.

The campaign starts on 25 November, UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It represents a pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

To kick off the campaign, the council has organised a free screening of ‘Murdered by my Father’ at Idea Store Whitechapel, E1 1BU. The hard-hitting drama, being screened on 25 November, is a story about the power and the limits of love in communities where 'honour' means everything and concludes with a devastating finale.

Residents can find out more about becoming a champion to tackle violence against women and girls at a networking event on 5 December at the Town Hall, E14 2BG.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “I am fully committed to tackling gender based violence and I would urge residents to support the White Ribbon Campaign. There is no excuse for violence against women and girls in our communities.”

Councillor Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor for Community Safety and Equalities added: “We are committed to tackling violence in all its forms. I am proud we are supporting the White Ribbon Campaign to protect women and girls who are victims of abuse and hate crime.”

Almost 70 per cent of domestic violence victims in Tower Hamlets are female and one in three women and girls will experience gender violence in their lifetime.

On 31 October 2018, Mayor Biggs and Councillor Begum signed a new charter that set out the council’s commitment to tackling gender based violence.

The charter also recognised that men and boys can be victims of domestic abuse and many council services are dedicated to male victims.

Residents can attend a variety of awareness raising events, including:

Sunday 25November

2pm

Idea Store Whitechapel,

E1 1BU

Screening of “Murdered by my Father”

Tuesday 27 November

10am – 4pm

Albert Jacob House, 62 Roman Road, E2 0BG

Drop in service. Promotion of the White Ribbon Campaign.

Thursday 29 November

9.30am – 12.30pm

Idea Store Whitechapel, E1 1BU

Domestic Violence One Stop Shop: Meet the police, violence against women and girls team, domestic abuse team, victim support team, housing options team and a solicitor to provide information and advice to victims of domestic abuse.

Friday 30 November2018

 

Asda

Isle of Dogs

E14 3BT

Rapid Response Mobile Unit will offer information, advice and white ribbons.

Saturday 1December

2pm

Idea Store Whitechapel

E1 1BU

Screening of “Murdered by my Boyfriend.”

Saturday 1December

4pm

Idea Store Bow

Screening of “Murdered by my Boyfriend.”

Tuesday 4 December

10am - 4pm

Albert Jacob House, 62 Roman Road. London E2

Drop in session for information and advice.

Tuesday 4 December

12pm – 2pm

The Reach Community Hub

11 Oliphant Street

Poplar

London

E14 0GB

Diversity Day – White Ribbon Champion and White Ribbon Ambassador will be present at a stall to provide advice and guidance.

Tuesday 4 December

6.15pm

Idea Store Chrisp Street

E14 6BT

Screening of “Murdered by my Father”

Thursday 6 December6thDecember 2018

9.30am – 12.30pm

Idea Store Whitechapel

E1 1BU

Domestic Violence One Stop Shop: Meet the police, violence against women and girls team, domestic abuse team, victim support team, housing options and a solicitor to provideadvice to victims of domestic abuse.

Posted on Friday 23rd November 2018