The United Nations’ Orange the World campaign takes place annual over 16 days from 25th November, which is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and 10th December, UN Human Rights Day.
We have joined organisations across the city to raise awareness of violence against women and girls, and where victims can turn to for support and help in Wolverhampton.
Our partner organisations have joined us this week in showing our support to the 16 days of action, by sharing useful news and information online, hosting information stalls, proudly wearing the orange ribbon, turning their logos orange, decorating their buildings orange and so much more.
Staff from Wolverhampton Homes supported a pop-up Orange Wolves shop in the Wulfrun Centre on 29th Novemver. Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and their partners gave out thousands of ribbons, pens and leaflets, raising awareness of domestic violence and where people can turn to for help. Those involved have been sharing photos and messages on social media, so look out for the hashtags.
Angela, Assistant Director – Housing Options, said:
Wolverhampton Homes is committed the Orange The World campaign. We have an organisational commitment to support those experiencing domestic violence and abuse, which ties in closely with our work on preventing homelessness. We’re here, with the support of our partner organisations, to help women break free of such relationships and to support them to remain in their home if that is an option while recognising for some people, alternative accommodation may be the best thing for them and their family.
Anyone worried about or suffering from any domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour-based violence or sexual violence should call the relevant helpline:
- Wolverhampton Adults Social Care team on 01902 551199
- Wolverhampton Children's Social Care on 01902 555392
- The Haven Wolverhampton 24 hour Helpline for women and men on 08000 194400
- National Domestic Violence helpline for women on 0808 2000 247
- National Domestic Violence helpline for men on 0808 8010327
- NSPCC FGM Helpline on 0800 028 3550
- Karma Nirvana helpline for victims of honour violence and forced marriage 0800 5999 247
- Asian Women’s Adihikar Association: 01902 571260
- Broken Rainbow (Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual) advice line: 0300 999 5428
- In an emergency always call the police on 999
- Last Updated: Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:23
- Published: Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:25