Raising awareness of domestic abuse during 16 days of activism
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Officers and police staff from the Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (DAISU) will be hosting a pop-up kiosk next week in support of the 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls.
They will be on the lower level, opposite Grape Tree and Get Wild in the Galleria in Hatfield from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday (6 December) and Wednesday (7 December).
Detective Sergeant Wendy Close explained: “We will be there to provide information about the services and support that we can provide to victims of domestic abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour and, more importantly, how we can help safeguard victims from harm. We can also signpost people to charities and organisations that can provide ongoing and longer-term support.”
16 days of activism is an annual campaign which takes place between 25 November (the International Day Against Violence Against Women) and 10 December (World Human Rights Day).
This campaign was launched in 1991 and is a global call from organisations and individuals to end to gender-based violence and prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.
In an emergency, always call 999. If you are afraid and unable to speak, call 999 from a mobile and press 5, 5 when promoted. You can also report non-urgent matters via the police web chat www.herts.police.uk/report