Local Lib Dem MP and Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has supported the launch of Women’s Aid national campaign, Football United Against Domestic Violence.
Football United Against Domestic Violence is a new campaign by Women’s Aid, launched on 10 June, to work with national footballing bodies, sports media, football clubs, the police, players and fans to send a clear message that domestic violence is always unacceptable.
Norman attend the launch event along with representatives of the Premier League, The FA and BT Sport to show their support and sign the pledge:
I stand proudly with Football United Against Domestic Violence to speak out:
- against all forms of domestic violence
- against sexist attitudes towards women and girls
- for healthy relationships for young people
- for positive role models in the footballing community
Norman says: “This is an important issue that needs the support of the whole community and I am pleased to be able to pledge my support to this campaign.
“To be able to have the footballing community join with this campaign makes a positive difference now to raise awareness and reduce the amount of domestic violence in the future and I would encourage local clubs to sign up to show their support and speak out against domestic violence.”