PCC becomes ambassador for White Ribbon Campaign

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, David Munro has today given his commitment to helping tackle violence against women by becoming an ambassador for the White Ribbon Campaign.

The campaign focuses on asking men to pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.

It has been announced this week that Surrey Police has been awarded White Ribbon Status, which means it has been nationally recognised for the work it is carrying out to tackle abuse in relationships.

Events have taken place across Surrey Police today (Friday 25 November), to mark both White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

This included an art installation by local artist Glynis Ayling depicting the impact of Domestic Abuse being put on display at the Force’s Mount Browne HQ in Guildford.

The work is made up of trays of hundreds of broken eggshells which each contain a quote from either a domestic abuse survivor, a child who has witnessed their parents’ abusive relationship or a survivors’ friends and family.

PCC David Munro said: “I am passionate about building safer communities and am proud to serve as a White Ribbon Ambassador to help get the message across that violence against women and girls is completely unacceptable.

“One of the key priorities in my Police and Crime Plan is supporting victims and I share Surrey Police’s commitment to tackling all forms of domestic abuse.

“My office is currently involved in a number of initiatives to combat these issues and we will ensure we co-ordinate with the right agencies to get survivors the support they deserve.

“The White Ribbon Campaign is a fantastic way to encourage everyone to take a stand against violence perpetrated against women and girls.”

Learn more about the White Ribbon Campaign here: http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/

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