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16 Days of Action

November 25 - December 10


It’s a hard truth to hear, but 1.6 million women in the UK experienced domestic violence in 2019. Two women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales alone. 20% of children in the UK have lived with an adult perpetuating domestic violence. 33% of domestic violence homicides happen on workplace grounds and 56% of abused women arrive late for work at least five times.

The Nelson Trust is joining with other charities and agencies asking employers to be more alert to the warning signs that domestic violence is going on and be better prepared to act when they become aware of such terrible and life damaging crimes against individuals.



During the 16 Days of Action we’re asking individuals and businesses to:
Pledge to help prevent domestic violence. You might like to tell people about it by saying:

“We will treat people within our organisation with respect and dignity. We will do everything we can to prevent stalking, violence or abuse either in the workplace or that which has an effect on people in the workplace, whether from a colleague, family member or anyone else. This will include having guidance in place which is suitable to the size of our organisation. The guidance will ensure that an appropriate, safe and sensitive response can be implemented and our employees supported when they raise such an issue.”

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Give to support victims of domestic violence. here: https://nelsontrust.enthuse.com/cf/16days

Donations will be used to buy a disposable phone and access to the Hollie Guard Extra app for a women with complex needs in a crisis.

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Hollie Guard Extra app

The Hollie Gazzard Trust to give more of women with complex needs in a crisis access to a smart phone and the Hollie Guard Extra app. Men often remove a women’s phone to retain control of their partner’s life which can have devastating and life threatening consequences for the women and any children she may have. A simple tap or shake of the phone alerts a dedicated monitoring team that a user is in distress identifying their location.

You may want to download it yourself or provide it for your employees.


November 25
December 10
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