Event: Ending Violence Against Women Vigil in Doncaster
Vigil for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Thursday 25th November 2021
Elmfield Park, Doncaster
The statistics of violence against women's and girls pre-pandemic were staggeringly high. 95 percent of child marriage victims were girls. 130 million girls are killed due to their gender and at least 200 million girls and women alive today are victims of FGM.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. Doncaster also saw an increase in domestic violence cases, we had a number of femicides during the lockdown; a couple making national news.
Violence Against Women and Girls was brought to the forefront of the nation with the murder of Sarah Everard however, the exposure that brought a rightful outcry did not transfer into meaningful action by policy makers.
As women, we know we have to take control of the situation and Continue keeping the subject in the media.
We also know, for any meaningful change to be made and maintained, we need the support of our male comrades, friends and colleagues; the people that we share our lives with.
This is a community organised event, supported by Trade Unions, Doncaster Trades Council, Phoenix WoMens Aid and Foodaware Doncaster to reflect, listen and hear the experiences of Women and Girls in Doncaster.