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Bedfordshire Police offers lifeline to victims during 16 days campaign

The annual campaign runs from 25 November, White Ribbon Day – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, until 10 December – Human Rights Day, and sees Bedfordshire Police add its voice to that of community and voluntary groups across the county to get behind the message that there is absolutely no excuse for abuse.

One in four women and one in seven men will suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime, and this means that somewhere in the region of 78,000 women and 44,000 men across Bedfordshire will be affected by this crime.(2)

Throughout the 16 days, the force will be campaigning to give domestic abuse victims in Bedfordshire the confidence to talk about what is happening to them, and encouraging perpetrators to find help; pledging to bring an end to domestic abuse.

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