White Ribbon Day 2021
What is White Ribbon Day?
White Ribbon UK are the leading charity with the objective of ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence.
Each year thousands of people stand up, speak out and say no to violence against women. The issue came to the fore this year in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard, which opened upon many conversations about men also taking action and making a stand. As we move towards the end of the year, White Ribbon Day will serve as a reminder to everyone to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence.
As a firm, Bennett Griffin have a strong and enduring history of supporting those who have been subjected to violence. We have worked with Worthing-based charity Safe In Sussex, who provide help and support to all victims of domestic violence. Jackie Mensah, from our Family team, sat on the Trustee Committee and regularly champions the aims of Safe in Sussex in her day-to-day work and also during her period as President of the Worthing Law Society in 2018. To us and to some of our clients, this is an incredibly vital and valuable charity.
Safe in Sussex provides a range of services across West Sussex to help men and women experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse, with the overarching aim of ending domestic abuse through freedom and education. The charity has confidential refuge provision and a community refuge in Littlehampton for those who are fleeing domestic violence. Safe in Sussex provide a place of safety and both practical and emotional support to enable families to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.
To break the cycle of domestic abuse, Safe in Sussex delivers “healthy relationships” educational programmes into primary and secondary schools, providing lessons and assemblies. The lessons are age appropriate, interactive and tailored to the needs of the schools with over 7000 children and young people benefitting every year.
If you are in immediate danger, call the Police on 999. Alternatively, visit the Safe In Sussex website for advice, resources and support.