From 25 November until 10 December Liverpool city Council will be supporting United Nations ‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls’.

During this time the city will be launching the Liverpool Domestic Abuse Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy has been developed by Liverpool City Council, in partnership with Merseyside Police, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Specialist Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services other organisations.

The strategy sets out a vision for the future of Liverpool’s response to domestic abuse aiming to offer a whole family approach, it also sets out long term aims and the collective approach for reducing instances of domestic abuse through partnership work.

The Strategy is supported by a multi-agency action plan which will help us realise our vision for a city where ‘no one suffers from domestic violence and abuse’.

In support of the ‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls’ Liverpool City Council will be illuminating some of the city’s most iconic buildings orange. Liverpool Town Hall St George’s Hall and The Cunard Building will be lit up from Fri 23 Nov until Sunday 25 Nov, between 28.00 and 22.00.

Cabinet member for Communities and Partnerships, Cllr Liz Parsons said; “The strategy and action plan are ambitious, but I believe all forms of domestic abuse should not be tolerated and this strategy addresses the ways in which we can make this happen.

Mayoral lead for Community Safety, Cllr Ruth Bennett said; “Having the city’s most iconic buildings lit up orange shows our full commitment to the United Nations campaign, and the elimination of violence against women and girls.”

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