Havering pupils’ performance highlights domestic violence
A performance by Havering pupils highlighted domestic violence against women at a conference last week.
Havering Council held the event at Myplace to mark White Ribbon Day on Sunday, a day of awareness of the abuse.
The authority has also won White Ribbon status in recognition of its commitment to tackling domestic violence.
During the conference last Thursday speeches were given by Marshalls Park School pupils Maizy Hines and Courtney Taylor.
They performed a section of a wider piece put together in school as part of a project with Tender, a charity which works to end violence and abuse in relationships between young people.
You may also want to watch:
They acted out scenes between a young girl and her boyfriend, containing signs of domestic abuse including control and emotional abuse.
Speakers at the event included Jo Sharpen, from AVA (Against Violence and Abuse), Shaminder Ubhi from the Ashiana Network who spoke about victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence, and Cllr Geoff Starns, cabinet member for community safety.
- 1 Two men stabbed after fight reported outside Romford nightclub
- 2 Housing in Havering: Major developments set to come to the borough
- 3 Police investigating 'unexplained' death in Collier Row
- 4 Can you help find missing teenager last seen in Hornchurch?
- 5 How did your Havering GP surgery score in NHS patient survey?
- 6 Captain Sam Roberts bids farewell and thanks Romford Junior Raiders
- 7 Men fined following New Year's Eve rave in Brentwood
- 8 'My girls aren't sleeping': Harold Hill family searching for Pog the dog
- 9 Free swimming for schoolchildren in Havering launched ahead of Olympics
- 10 New Home Bargains store to open in Romford
He said: “This was a very intense but important conference and allowed us to share vital information with our partners in the public and voluntary sectors about domestic violence, especially the damaging effect it can have on young women in our community.
“We also heard how it is not just women, but men, who can be victims. I am proud that our work to stamp domestic violence out of our community, as well as to support victims, has been recognised by the White Ribbon Campaign.”