Mothers’ Union members learn about gender-based violence as part of 16 days of activism

Posted Nov 20, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A senior police officer has briefed members of the Mothers’ Union in Northern Ireland about the extent of sexual and domestic violence in the area. Detective Chief Inspector Anne Marks, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland told members of the union in the Down and Dromore diocese that one in every 18 calls to the police service relates to domestic abuse; and that 1,393 reports of sexual assault were reported to the police in a 12-month period. The briefing took place ahead of the international “16 Days of Activism” campaign, which begins Nov. 25.

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