7,822 WOMEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE CRIME

Date: 
29 November, 2016

Press Release 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
 
7,822 WOMEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE CRIME 
 
A new billboard campaign launched this week has revealed that 7,822 women across Northern Ireland were the victims of domestic abuse crime between April 2015 and March 2016.
 
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Policing & Community Safety Partnership in partnership with Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABCLN) have launched a new billboard campaign to run from Friday 25th November to Saturday 10th December. The campaign coincides with 16 Days of Action; an internationally recognized campaign that raises awareness of domestic violence and abuse.
 
The billboards will be visible at three locations across Antrim, Ballyclare and Glengormley and provide contact details for Women’s Aid, the PSNI and Crimestoppers. 
 
Rosemary Magill from Women’s Aid ABCLN said: “We are grateful for the support of the Policing & Community Safety Partnership in this year’s 16 Days of Action campaign. These billboards not only raise awareness of the prevalence of this crime in Northern Ireland but also provide vital contact details for any women suffering domestic violence and abuse.” 
 
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•Support can be accessed by calling The Naomi Centre on 02825 632136 or the 24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414 (Open to all women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence). Alternatively read about our services by visiting www.womens-aid.org.uk
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