City backs domestic violence campaign

Some of Liverpool’s famous buildings will be lit up in orange this evening to support the United Nation’s campaign to combat silence surrounding domestic violence.

The official colour of the UNiTE campaign will glow on the city’s most iconic buildings to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Buildings including the Cunard Building, Liverpool Town Hall, the Bluecoat and Merseyside Police’s HQ will be shining to show support.

Some of the city’s most iconic buildings will be lit (Credit: PA Images)

With just under 600 women killed in the UK by their current or former partners between 2009 and 2015, the UN is hoping the movement will raise awareness about how people can support friends and relatives suffering from domestic violence.

A Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is run in partnership between Women’s Aid and charity Refuge. For more information click here.

“I hope that some of those women who do feel frightened realise they don’t need to suffer in silence and that there are people and organisations who will help them if they need it.”

This article was written for ITV Granada.

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