Worcestershire Heels Walk
Cllr Bill Hartnett, Redditch Borough Council Leader, said: “We continue to use this event to make a stand against violence towards women. Domestic and sexual abuse can affect anyone, no matter their age or gender. But did you know that the lasting effects of physical violence in an abusive relationship are greater in women? Shockingly, two women are killed each week by violent partners or ex-partners.
"Every year we invite everyone to show their support for victims, and their opposition to domestic abuse, by joining us on the walk.”
Here are some photos of this year's Worcestershire Heels Walk which was on November 27.
1 million victims a year
There are over one million female victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales each year, over 300,000 women are sexually assaulted and 60,000 raped each year. More than a third of reported rape victims are under the age of 16. On average two women are killed every week by a current or former male partner.
Anyone who believes they are experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, or knows someone who might be, can obtain free and confidential advice 24 hours a day from the Worcestershire Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 980 3331 or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.
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- 2015 Heels Walk Christmas Tree Abstracted
- 2015 Heels Walk Group Shot
- 2015 Heels Walk Inside 1
- 2015 Heels Walk Inside 2
- 2015 Heels Walk Needles Sidebar Aspect
- 2015 Heels Walk Outdoors Alcester Street
- 2015 Heels Walk Outside Kingfisher
- 2015 Heels Walk Warmup Photographer
- 2015 Heels Walk Warmup
- 2015 Heels Walk Banner Aspect
- 2015 Heels Walk Bill Hartnett