About the day

Each year, on the 25th November we celebrate the United Nations day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the scale of violence women around the world suffer including rape and domestic abuse. One of the campaigns raising awareness includes the White Ribbon Campaign a global movement that encourages men and boys to make a stand by no longer tolerating abuse against women. 

White Ribbon in RCT

In recognition the day we joined forces with the Local Authority to hold a celebration at Ynys Angharad war memorial park in Pontypridd where white Daffodils bulbs were planted in the shape of a ribbon -the symbol of the white ribbon campaign. It is hoped that when the bulbs flower in the Spring they will act as a reminder of the campaign.  

Cllr Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Prosperity and Wellbeing, led representatives of partner agencies, domestic violence survivors and local residents and schoolchildren in the event in Pontypridd.

Cllr Lewis said: "Our work to protect and support those affected by domestic violence is delivered throughout the county borough on a daily basis. We are proud of the wide range of services and initiatives we offer, to ensure all of those affected by domestic violence, including perpetrators and survivors, as well as children and the extended family, receive the support and services they need.

A view that was shared by Charlie Arthur who believes

 The partnership between Women's Aid RCT and the RCT Council has enabled specialist services to adapt and grow to meet the complex needs of families in need of support and we are jointly committed to developing and providing a strong voice for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

The day was a great success and people were given the opportunity to sign the White Ribbon Pledge and even have a selfie to share on social media.