Domestic abuse campaign goes global

Halstead Gazette: Domestic abuse campaign goes global Domestic abuse campaign goes global

A DOMESTIC abuse campaign has gone international with its audience in the millions.

The ‘Standing Together’ against domestic abuse campaign from Essex County Council and Essex Police was launched last week.

In its first five days, more than 4 million people have been made aware of the campaign via Twitter, Facebook and other online and social media channels.

Views of the domestic abuse pages on the Essex Police website have increased by 710 per cent in just four and a half days and the ‘Standing together’ web film has had almost 1,500 views

People have been supporting the campaign by Tweeting pictures of their feet and uploading onto Twitter or Facebook using the hashtags #notodomesticabuse and #tweetyourfeet to stand together and show their support.

Essex MPs, the Police and Crime Commissioner, MEPs, cabinet members, Ministers at the Welsh Assembly Government, businesses, partner agencies, other councils, members of the community and even pets have all showed their support by getting involved and Tweeting their feet, or paws.

The campaign also had celebrity Rachel Riley from Countdown showing her support and Tweeting her feet.

For more information visit www.essex.police.uk/standingtogether

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8:05am Mon 16 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

is this going to include men because this subject is extremely one-sided - I wish more men would come forward you have nothing to be ashamed of and deserve just as much help as th ewomen, please come forward only the police need know if that is your wish but your problems must be recorded
is this going to include men because this subject is extremely one-sided - I wish more men would come forward you have nothing to be ashamed of and deserve just as much help as th ewomen, please come forward only the police need know if that is your wish but your problems must be recorded Bhudeeka
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8:53am Mon 16 Jun 14

Missy V says...

Domestic Abuse includes mental cruelty, but after my husband stole cheques, took money off my credit cards,stole all my jewellery, spread vicious lies about me and took every penny I earned for years, I found the courage to do something. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, suicidal and under the GP, I was encouraged to report him. Essex Police response, "You cannot prove you didn't give him permission to do so", I rest my case! Tweeting is all well and good, but if no-one can help you follow it up, then it is all pretty pointless.
Domestic Abuse includes mental cruelty, but after my husband stole cheques, took money off my credit cards,stole all my jewellery, spread vicious lies about me and took every penny I earned for years, I found the courage to do something. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, suicidal and under the GP, I was encouraged to report him. Essex Police response, "You cannot prove you didn't give him permission to do so", I rest my case! Tweeting is all well and good, but if no-one can help you follow it up, then it is all pretty pointless. Missy V
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