The Dumfries and Galloway Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) has launched a new campaign to tackle abuse in the region.
The launch coincides with the 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence International Campaign that runs from 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – to 10 December – Human Rights Day.
The campaign includes a new poster, a comprehensive leaflet that addresses all aspects of emotional / psychological abuse and how it links with other forms of abuse, a till receipt campaign run in partnership with a local store and small cards with helpline numbers which will be distributed to hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, libraries and police stations.
Daniel McKeever, DAVAWP interim Chairman, said: “It is crucial to raise awareness of emotional/psychological abuse, how it works, and how it affects people as this form of abuse can be very subtle sometimes but even then it can damage people who experience it. We hope that this campaign will help people identify abusive behaviour in relationships sooner.“