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Stand up to domestic violence

Thursday, October 23, 2014
On Saturday 25 October 2014 the GMB will be making a stand at Port Vale’s game against Leyton Orient to highlight to football fans the effects of Domestic Violence and that on average 2 women a week are killed by a former or current partner that’s 104 women a year in the UK alone. Take a stand against violence now and sign our personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about men's violence against women. 

GMB will be at the game selling white ribbons for £1 to football fans and to talk to them about the issue. The campaign will also be highlighted in the match programme on the day. 

Domestic violence in the run up to World Cup games especially increases significantly in the aftermath of matches – whether the teams win or loses. 

The GMB are asking the footballing community to join with us to make a positive difference and to raise awareness and reduce the amount of domestic violence in the future. 

GMB Trade Union actively campaigns against Domestic Violence and wants to make people aware that the amounts of incidents increase after football matches. 

GMB campaigns to highlight the help that is available not just to the victims but also the help available to the people that commit acts of violence who want to change their pattern of behaviour. 

Football doesn’t cause Domestic Violence but it can certainly be a factor that can compound it with certain relationships. 

If you have been affected by domestic violence in any way the following helplines are there to help. Don’t delay ring today! 

Women’s Aid
0808 2000 247 

Everyman Project 
Helpline for men who are violent
0207 263 8884 

Doli Project
Forced Marriage
0845 658 1057 

Victim Support Men’s Helpline
0800 328 3623 

Broken Rainbow
Men and Women in gay, bisexual and transgender relationships.  
0300 999 5248 


Contact: Rebecca Mitchell, GMB Equality Officer on 07714 539894 or Samantha Jones, Media Administrator on 07939 874272. 

Notes to Editors: STATISTICS Domestic violence increases 25% during world cup gamesOn average 2 women a week are killed by a former or current partner that’s 104 women a year in the UK alone.
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