Solihull residents called to help end violence against women and children - The Solihull Observer

Solihull residents called to help end violence against women and children

Solihull Editorial 12th Nov, 2020   0

SILHILLIANS are being called upon to help end violence against women and children in 16 days.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) is asking residents to take part in 16 of challenges over 16 days from November 25 to December 10, the UN’s global 16 days of Activism campaign.

From signing a petition, to hosting a fundraising zoom quiz, to watching a programme and having a chat with a loved one about their relationship – there are a suggested list of ideas, and participants are encouraged to come up with their own too.

There will also be live and pre-recorded events including poetry and webinars, with the chance to learn more about why there is such a problem in our society with violence against women and girls.

This year has seen the rise of domestic abuse locally, with calls to BSWA’s helpline over the summer months double the amount for the same period last year.

Anna Fawcett from BSWA said: “People are always deeply affected by the statistics and stories and there’s a great sense from people locally that they wish they could help out.

“The aim of our 16 days campaign is to give people challenges and tasks that are meaningful ways to do just that – help out and make a difference.”

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