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Domestic abuse in the spotlight

The White Ribbon Day campaign led by men across the world is highlighting violence against women with a special candle-lit service taking place in Cardiff.

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White Ribbon Day campaign highlights domestic abuse

Violence against women is under the spotlight today as the White Ribbon Day campaign is launched.

Figures from the Wales Violence Against Women Action group shows domestic abuse makes up a quarter of all crime. Every year in Wales;

  • 50,769 women will experience 203,075 incidents of domestic abuse - but there will only be 3,385 convictions
  • 29 women will seek help to deal with forced marriage
  • 2,485 sexual offences against women will be recorded by the police - however it is estimated only 12% of victims report to the police
  • 7 women will die at the hands of their male partners or ex-partners
  • 1904 women will access refuges due to fleeing from domestic abuse
  • 2,949 women experiencing domestic abuse will ring the All Wales Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline

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