Our councillors came together to once again back the annual safeguarding campaign Orange Wolverhampton to help end interpersonal violence.
Wolverhampton is once again supporting the United Nations’ annual 16-day Orange the World campaign, which began last week, with businesses, community groups and individuals urged to “Orange Wolverhampton”.
In doing so, they are helping to raise awareness of Wolverhampton’s drive to end gender-based violence, primarily committed against women and girls, including domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour-based’ violence and sexual violence – as well as the support available to victims in Wolverhampton.
Councillor Ian Brookfield, Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council and Labour Group, said: “The Orange Wolverhampton campaign is a vitally important way in which we can all highlight the issue of interpersonal violence, and the help and support that is available to victims.
“These abhorrent crimes range from domestic and sexual abuse to female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour-based’ violence, stalking and harassment.
“We want people to be aware of the issues and to seek help, either for themselves or for a friend or relative who may be suffering at the hands of another. I would encourage everyone in our city to get involved and join us in helping to Orange Wolverhampton.”