How Many Times? Campaign
The 25th November 2014 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – saw the launch of the “How Many Times?” campaign. The campaign – led by the multi-agency Safer Leicester Partnership – is made up of survivors of domestic abuse and hopes to raise awareness of the support services available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Particularly important are the confidential helplines:
Domestic violence 0300 123 0918 (Leicester City)
Domestic abuse 0300 303 1844 (Leicestershire)
Domestic abuse 0300 365 0112 (Rutland)
Sexual violence 0300 333 6533 (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland)
Research shows that, on average, people experience 36 incidents of abuse before seeking help and – sadly – on average two women die each year in Leicester at the hands of a violent partner. Nationally, two women die each week. The campaign was launched with the planting of two trees in Castle Gardens to represent these lost lives.
Representatives of various agencies signed a pledge to demonstrate their commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence. If you wish to show your support to the campaign, you can also download and sign a pledge card from the campaign’s web page, here.
Visit leicester.gov.uk/howmanytimes for further information on the campaign and the support services available for those suffering domestic or sexual abuse. Poster packs are available to order.