Saying ‘No more’ to sexual violence in Lincolnshire

Heather Ind, Crisis Worker at Lincolnshire's Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

Heather Ind, Crisis Worker at Lincolnshire's Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

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A week-long campaign is aiming to raise awareness of sexual violence in the county.

The #NOMORE campaign will run on social media from the Monday September 26, and aims to change the culture around sexual violence and abuse, empower victims to make a decision on whether to report sexual violence, and promote the support services available in the county.

Hayley Child, Sexual Violence Coordinator at Lincolnshire County Council.

Hayley Child, Sexual Violence Coordinator at Lincolnshire County Council.

Anyone can take part by tweeting a picture of themselves holding a #NOMORE slogan board supporting the aims of the campaign.

Posters have been distributed around the county by partner organisations from Lincolnshire’s Sexual Violence and Abuse Partnership.

Hayley Child, Sexual Violence Coordinator at the county council, said: “To reduce the rates of sexual violence and abuse, a whole culture change is needed and the #NoMore awareness campaign is the start of that.

“In September we’re particularly focusing on students of secondary schools, university and colleges across the county - encouraging them to report, seek support and challenge behaviour in relation to sexual violence and abuse.”

‘We should never accept sexual violence as the norm in our society’

Heather Ind

Heather Ind, Crisis Worker at Lincolnshire’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, added: “No-one should ever be a victim of sexual abuse, no-one should feel unsupported and no-one should ever justify sexual violence. There is support for everyone, male or female, of any age.

“We should never accept sexual violence as the norm in our society.”

• Find out more about the campaign at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/nomore.

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