People across Calderdale show support for push to stop domestic violence

One Billion Rising dance on Savile Park, Halifax.
One Billion Rising dance on Savile Park, Halifax.

People across Calderdale were invited to strike, dance and shake to show their support for a push to stop domestic violence.

The One Billion Rising campaign saw people taking part in artistic events and flashmobs to raise awareness for the cause.

According to Calderdale Council, domestic abuse is one of the biggest causes of homelessness in Calderdale and affects hundreds of people every year.

Those taking part in One Billion Rising included a group of men and women who stepped out onto Savile Park Moor in Halifax. Calderdale Council also backed the campaign.

The council’s cabinet member for communities Pauline Nash said: “It’s a staggering statistic that one billion women will suffer some form of abuse in their lifetime.

“It’s an important cause to support, and I hope people get involved to raise awareness of the campaign.

“The council continues to support those who suffer from domestic violence, and works hard to make sure anyone affected gets the help they need.”

Calderdale WomenCentre offers support and advice for women suffering from domestic violence.

It is one of only 25 in the country to became a Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse Leading Light accredited organisation, and was particularly praised for its work around children’s safeguarding.

To contact theirdomestic violence support team, call 01422 323339.