THE Vale of Glamorgan Council is supporting White Ribbon Day today (Wednesday, November 25), a national campaign to raise awareness of male violence against women.

Managing director Rob Thomas and director of housing and environment Miles Punter both made a pledge, which read: "I promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women."

The white ribbon symbol represents the conviction that abuse, no matter what form it takes, is unacceptable.

To raise awareness, the Hood Road tunnel will be lit up in white to mark the occasion.


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Each year thousands of people stand up, speak out and say no to violence against women.

This year, the message is more important than ever with a significant increase in violence, harassment and abuse towards women during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Thomas said: “This is an important campaign that seeks to recognise the problem of male violence against women.

“We know that such behaviour has increased because of coronavirus restrictions, as many women must remain at home with men who are abusive.

“As a Council, it is important we show our support for such a worthwhile initiative and I was delighted to pledge my allegiance to the cause and urge others to take a stand against such violence.”