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Newham Council pledges to end violence against women and girls

14 November 2018 in Community safety and Health
Residents are being urged to support Newham Council as part of an international campaign led by the United Nations to end violence against women and girls.​​
​25 November has been designated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls by the UN. It will be followed by 16 days of activism.

During the 16 days of activism Newham Council will send a clear message of zero tolerance to domestic and sexual violence by staging a series of events across the borough to raise awareness and provide support for domestic and sexual violence victims. 

Councillor Susan Masters, Cabinet member for health and adult social care, said: “Violence of any kind against women and girls is completely unacceptable and we are committed to eradicating it. I hope residents will work with us to help eliminate violence in all its forms towards women and girls.”

Residents can support the campaign by posting a picture of themselves online with the message ‘Never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women’.

Events taking place include:


27 November
Newham One Stop Shop Drop-In. 10am – 2pm
Stratford Library, The Grove, Stratford, E15

30 November 
Poetry Against Violence, 6 – 8pm
Stratford Library, The Grove, Stratford, E15

4 December
Newham One Stop Shop Drop-In. 10am – 2pm
East Ham Library, Barking Road, East Ham E6

6 December
Healthy Relationship Workshop,11am – 1pm
Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library, Rathbone Market, Barking Road, E16

Residents can just turn up at any of the events above.

Anyone experiencing domestic or sexual violence, should contact the Newham One Stop Shop 24 hour line on 0845 451 2547 or visit our domestic and sexual violence pages for information on the range of support services available.

If you are in immediate danger due to domestic or sexual violence and need an emergency response, call 999.

For more information about any of the events, contact noreen.mukalazi@newham.gov.uk or call 07814 615 350​