Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse Set to Take on The 16 Days of Action Campaign By Storm

28 Nov 2018

On Sunday 25 November 2018, Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse (SADA) joined many organisations in the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence global campaign.

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence takes place from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (also known as White Ribbon Day) on 25 November, to Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse (SADA), is a dedicated service run by Stevenage Borough Council and survivors to help victims of domestic abuse, offering them help and guidance.

The team have many things planned throughout the 16 day campaign to help raise awareness of the initiative including messages on buses travelling between Stevenage and North Herts, a stall in Stevenage Town Centre Market on 6 December and much more. 

Leader of Stevenage Borough Council and Chair of SADA, Cllr Sharon Taylor said:
“We are pleased to be supporting this innovative programme to raise awareness of domestic abuse and in doing so, encourage both men and women who have suffered abuse to come out and seek help and advice.

SADA has been doing a great job in providing vital services to individuals at risk. The service was lucky enough to be national winners in the summer and have been awarded funding to extend the service provided beyond 2019 from the Department for Communities and Local Government. This includes a provision for “safe space” accommodation and demonstrates just one of the many ways that SADA are helping make a difference.”

Cllr Bernard Lovewell, NHDC Executive Member for Housing and Environmental Health said:

“NHDC is proud to be working with SADA to send out a clear message across our communities that we will not stay silent about domestic violence. We all have a responsibility to do all we can to rid society of domestic violence and abuse and must do everything we can to raise awareness of its impact and the help available.”
For further information regarding the events taking place over the campaign or if you need to talk to Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse, call Stevenage Borough Council on 01438 242666.