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Domestic Abuse Campaigns during the festive season

December 13, 2010

Police Campaign To Keep The Christmas Peace For Women:  [Lothian, Borders] Local police are launching a campaign to combat violence against women in the run-up to Christmas. The festive period is the worst time of year for domestic abuse and the Lothian and Borders force has teamed up with Rape Crisis and White Ribbon Scotland for the winter campaign. Safe Communities Inspector Paul Matthews said: “Most men are not violent towards women, but many people ignore the problem, or feel it has nothing to do with them.” About five per cent of all annual domestic abuse incidents in the area are reported between December 24 and January 4. This year’s campaign concentrates on inviting men to recognise that what they do influences their children….

Strathclyde Police Launch Domestic Abuse Campaign
:  [Glasgow] Scotland’s largest police force has launched its annual campaign to tackle domestic abuse. For the next five weeks, Strathclyde Police will aim to identify offenders who pose a risk to their families….

Aberdeen Police Force Tackles Domestic Abuse
:  [North East Scotland] Grampian Police have enlisted the support of the Scottish Rugby Team to tackle domestic abuse and raise awareness of the issue in the run up to the festive season.

source: Violence Against Women Prevention Network Scotland

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