UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign to raise awareness of the plight to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. It is a partnership between NO MORE and crisis charity Hestia, the largest provider of domestic abuse refuges in London. The annual NO MORE Week has been running this past week from Sunday 6 to Saturday 12 March 2022, coinciding with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022.
The tagline for this year’s campaign has been #jointhechorus, encouraging individuals and organisations to speak out against abuse and raise awareness for potential victims. UK SAYS NO MORE has a network of over 1,000 partners and ambassadors, and over 150 Parliamentarian champions across the United Kingdom.
You can find more about the awareness week here.
As part of #jointhechorus, Bindmans stands strongly against domestic abuse and sexual violence. Abuse is not acceptable in any circumstances. Every person, both adult and child, should have the right to feel safe and secure in their own home and environment.
Victim Support have prepared a guide on spotting when you, or a loved one, may be a victim of abuse. Sometimes, it cannot always be easy to spot when you or someone close to you is an abusive relationship. You can find this guide here.
Rape Crisis England and Wales have provided a guide on how to spot if you have been a victim of sexual violence. Because of the stigmatisation of sexual violence, the parameters of safe sexual contact have not always been clearly conveyed. You can find this guide here.
Bindmans can offer legal advice from accredited specialists in this area. To find our more about the serivces we offer in this area, visit our web page here.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from domestic abuse or sexual violence, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. For male victims, there is a confidential Men’s Advice Line at 0808 801 0327. Click here to access the online safe space.