Tony Lloyd is calling on local people to make a stand against domestic abuse.
One in four women will become a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime and two women die each week at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. Men are also affected – 13% of victims in Greater Manchester are men, although this percentage is likely to be significantly lower than the actual incidence.
There were more than 60,400 domestic abuse incidents in Greater Manchester in the last 12 months and these are just the ones reported to police. There are many more victims suffering in silence.
There is no place for domestic abuse in our communities and is why Tony is urging local people to join him in making a stand against domestic violence and challenge those who believe it should be tolerable and tolerated.
Throughout November, Tony will be encouraging people to report domestic abuse and raise awareness of the services and support available to victims. He is also encouraging councillors, MPs and partner agencies to sign a promise to work together to stop domestic abuse.
Please show your support in helping to rid our communities of this crime by signing up to the promise below.
Thanks for your support
If you, or someone you know, has suffered domestic violence, help is available. Visit www.endthefear.co.uk for more information or call Greater Manchester’s domestic violence helpline on 0161 636 7525.
More information, including advice and useful links are also available on our domestic violence tools and resources page.