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Sixteen Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence

Published: 25 November 2019

Dr Susan Laidlaw chairs SDAP:  “The Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership is pleased to support the 16 days of Activism, recognising that gender based violence is a human rights issue.  Domestic abuse, sexual violence and all other forms of gender based violence can affect anyone of any gender: it is always completely unacceptable and needs to be stopped.  Violence against women in particular is still a huge issue widespread throughout our society. The 16 days of Activism aims to raise awareness to help us all recognise gender based violence, whether it is happening to ourselves or someone we know, and to seek help and support.  We also need to recognise and tackle the attitudes and beliefs that underlie such violence and abuse.”https://www.safershetland.com/training-and-events

Maggie Sandison, the Council’s Chief Executive:  “As one of the isles’ biggest employers, the Council is committed to gender equality, and to a workplace culture which prevents violence against women. 

“These 16 days of action are a great opportunity for all of us here in Shetland to hear from some truly inspirational speakers, and spend time reflecting on how we can all work to end gender-based violence.  The Council is committed to creating a supportive environment for victim-survivors of violence against women, as well as a culture of zero-tolerance towards perpetrators of violence against women.”

If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744000

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744400

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0131 244 3780