Domestic violence highlighted in Leamington

By Kevin Unitt 15/03 Updated: 15/03 09:21

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The group raise awareness of domestic violence in Leamington town centre. (s)

A PUBLICITY stunt was held in Leamington on Saturday (March 10) to raise awareness of domestic violence.

With International Women's Day having fallen two days before, a group of 20 16 and 17-year-olds from The Challenge - a programme for GCSE school leavers – came together to hold an interactive morning workshop at Bath Place Community Venture.

This was followed by an afternoon procession on The Parade where the group planned a public stunt centred on the slogan ‘I am a person, not an object’, to highlight economic, political and social hardships some women face.

The day culminated in the young people hitting the streets to inform people of the facts surrounding domestic violence.

Nadia Kouhi, who helped organise the event, said: “Public awareness of the issue of domestic violence is crucial as on average, two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. “Although International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, it is also important to highlight the plight that many women currently face within the UK.”

Email nadia.kouhi@the-challenge.org for more information.

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