The Welsh Government has launched a new campaign today asking people to make a stand against violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

First published:
14 November 2016
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Supporters can post photographs of themselves on social media linking arms to demonstrate their support for the campaign, using the hashtag #makingastand. 

The photographs will complement the advertising campaign, which commences today on public transport, and posters and billboards around Welsh railway stations which shows groups of figures linking arms. 

It will also raise awareness of the support services available to people experiencing domestic abuse, violence against women and sexual violence via the Live Fear Free website and 24 hour confidential helpline.

Communities and Children Secretary Carl Sargeant said:

“Domestic abuse is not always easy to spot and signs can go unnoticed for months, even years.

"Colleagues, friends, neighbours and even family members may be afraid of acting on their suspicions of abuse for fear they are mistaken, interfering or even making the victim’s situation worse. With this campaign, we aim to make sure they have the information they need if they suspect abuse of a friend or family member.

“We are committed to tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence, but we can’t do it alone so I urge everybody in Wales to make a stand and support our campaign.”

If you think you know someone suffering from domestic abuse, or are a victim yourself, call the free, 24-hour confidential helpline now on 0808 80 10 800 or visit www.gov.wales/livefearfree for further information.