Domestic & Honour-based Violence
Please do come and join us at our forthcoming meeting on Thursday 8th February, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Chipping Norton's Lower Town Hall. We are delighted to be welcoming our guest speaker, Laetesia Carter - known to many as our District Councillor and for her support of the ACE Children's Centre. She will be talking to us about Domestic and Honour-based Violence, issues that are too often hidden from sight but which are ubiquitous.
The right to live free from violence is a basic human right. Yet gender-based violence persists in every country of the world and affects women and girls (and some men) of all ages and backgrounds.
"Despite some progress, the numbers remain startling and the stories painful: more than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical violence; one in 10 girls under the age of 18 has been raped; and while 125 countries criminalize domestic violence, these laws are often not enforced. In regions marred by conflict and political and religious turmoil, women and girls face systematic rape and kidnappings. Women and girls are also routinely subjected to violence in the name of tradition through harmful practices including child marriage, dowry murders, honor killings, and female genital mutilation, or FGM." [Source: Global Fund for Women]
And how much do we know about Domestic and Honour-based violence nearer to home? What can we do about it? How might we help?
Come and ask your own questions on Thursday evening. Everyone welcome!