“I am a Norfolk man and I say No to domestic abuse and sexual violence”.
That’s the pledge made by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, backing the ‘Norfolk Men Say No’ campaign launched today.
He said: “It is important that both men and women are represented in tackling domestic abuse in Norfolk and that we all take a responsibility in raising the awareness of the crime which cuts across all sectors of society.
“We often hear that domestic abuse affects one in three women, in fact figures also show that one in five men will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime.
“I am committed to working in partnership with local agencies to, where possible; prevent occurrences of domestic abuse, but also to support victims in reporting these crimes and helping bring perpetrators to justice.
“I have today pledged that I will actively challenge domestic abuse, I will not commit abuse and I will support victims of abuse and not the perpetrators. I am encouraging all men to get behind the Norfolk Men Say No campaign”.
The Norfolk Men Say No campaign forms part of the wider campaign ‘Norfolk Says No’ which is taking place all this week; which aims to raise the awareness of domestic abuse and highlight that anyone, no matter their age, gender, race or religion can be a victim.
To pledge your support like the Norfolk Men Say No Facebook page and post a picture of yourself holding a poster with the words #Norfolk Men Say No.