Today launches 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence: 25th Nov (UN Day to Eliminate Violence against Women/ White Ribbon Day) to 10th Dec (Human Rights Day)
White Ribbon is a male-led, global movement to end male violence against women. They challenge the male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence against women and are asking men to #MakeThePromise ‘never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women’. You can make a pledge here: www.whiteribbon.org.uk/promise
Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse can take many forms and be perpetrated by people of any gender and sexuality. Coercive and controlling behaviour is at the heart of domestic abuse. It is a deliberate and calculated pattern of behaviour and psychological abuse designed to isolate, manipulate and terrorise a victim into complete fearful obedience.
If you want to understand or learn more about Coercive and Control, Women’s Aid and Open Clasp have made available their film Rattle Snake, based on real-life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.
Spine-tingling and visceral, Rattle Snake will literally take your breath away. An epic tale based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.
The film is being released to watch online during the 16 Days of Action. There are also screening taking place in Middlesbrough and Redcar on 25th November.
National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hour support service: 0808 2000 247
SARC Teesside 24h support for rape, sexual assault and abuse: 03333 44 8283
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428