The Mothers’ Union is asking people across the world to join them in a one minute silence on Saturday 26 November at 1.03 pm.
The time has been chosen to recognise that one in three women across the world will suffer some form of abuse during their lifetime. The campaign is called the ‘No more 1 in 3’ campaign and is part of the global 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and abuse campaign.
Margaret Edwards of Gloucester MU spoke to Mark Smith on BBC Radio Gloucester on 13 November about the No more 1 in 3 campaign.
She said, “Domestic abuse doesn’t have to be a couple fighting, or seeing particularly a women with evidence of bruises. It’s the way women and young girls are treated and spoken to and also controlling and coercive behaviour which is a hidden form of domestic abuse.”
“If you get talking to someone, please really listening to what they are saying and think about controlling behaviour… listen to what they are saying and find out what you can do about it… ”
For more information and help on domestic abuse contact GDASS.
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