Richmond Upon Thames shows its support for victims of VAWG

7 November 2022

On Thursday 3 November, residents and councillors took part in a White Ribbon Torch Walk from Mortlake to Barnes Ponds to raise awareness around violence against women and girls (VAWG).

This activity is the first of the Torch Walks around White Ribbon Day, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2022 to demonstrate the borough's solidarity with victims and our collective determination to eliminate the issue.

It was well attended by the local community and Cllr Cambridge, the Mayor of Richmond Upon Thames; Cllr Gareth Roberts and Sarah Olney MP also joined to give poignant speeches and show solidarity. As a White Ribbon accredited organisation and as outlined in our VAWG Strategy, the walk is another example of how the Council is committed to preventing violence against women through action and empowering residents to help tackle the issue.

As we near 25 November which also marks the first day of 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign, we will continue working with our partners and the local community to make the borough a safe place for everyone.

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Updated: 7 November 2022

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