Newham urged to back campaign against domestic violence

Mayor Sir Robin Wales and others making the pledge

Mayor Sir Robin Wales and others making the pledge - Credit: Archant

A United Nations campaign to end violence against women has received support from figures in the borough.

The annual 16 Days of Action, which fall between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Human Rights Day, aims to highlight female genital mutiliation, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Between September of last year and September of this year, 3,227 domestic abuse case were recorded by police in Newham.

To show support, Mayor Sir Robin Wales and others have written a pledge to never commit or condone domestic violence against women.

Cllr Lakmini Shah, mayoral adviser for domestic and family violence, said: “We have a zero tolerance approach to any domestic or sexual violence.”

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