The first ever Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week kicks off with a ground-breaking launch at London’s City Hall next month.
Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, from 1st – 7th February, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable.
The seven-day programme aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about how best to tackle sexual abuse and violence.
The theme of the week is ‘It’s Not Ok’ and individuals and organisations across the country will be getting involved with their own events and campaigns.
All of the biggest events, discussion points and activities can be shared and followed on social media via the hashtag #ItsNotOk.
Organiser Yehudis Goldsobel said: “We want to put this sensitive topic at the forefront of the national conversation.
“Anyone who’s been affected by sexual abuse or sexual violence needs to know they are not alone and that action is being taken.
“We also want perpetrators to know it will not be tolerated and they will face prosecution. All forms of sexual abuse and sexual violence are totally unacceptable and we want to get this message across.”
Notes to editors: The launch event will be taking place at City Hall on on Monday, February 1, from 10am – 11.30am.
Photographs and interviews can be arranged on the day.
Contact for more information or email.
BASPCAN – [email protected] / Jonathan Picken / 0791 7351541
Migdal Emunah – [email protected] / Yehudis Goldsobel / 07899 814 137
NAPAC – [email protected] / Gabrielle Shaw / 0207 614 1801
NSPCC – [email protected] / Rohini Pahl / 020 3772 9193
Rape Crisis – [email protected] / Katie Russell / 07442 499777
Survivors UK – [email protected]/ Keith Best / 020 3598 3898
The Survivors Trust – [email protected] / Sarah Cheadle – 01788 550554 or Fay Maxted – 07713 147829