How we're raising awareness and supporting victims of domestic abuse
At Magna, we are committed to helping and supporting victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse.
The UK Government says: “Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.”
In 2018, we signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make A Stand campaign. We understand how damaging Domestic Abuse can be and how it can affect someone’s work and home life. We have ensured our colleagues have regular training to recognise the signs of Domestic Abuse and we can signpost support to our colleagues as well as our customers.
In 2020, the UK has seen an increase in cases of Domestic Abuse. This is due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and in some part, the social restrictions that have been put in place to halt the spread of the virus.
From 25 November to 10 December, we will be taking part in the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence by using the #16days hashtag when we highlight some of the types of abuse people may experience and the support and advice that is available to them.
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence arose from the original movement, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This movement first begun at the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, an event sponsored by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership.
Each organisation approaches the 16 Days differently, some, such as the World Health Organisation, promote 16 facts regarding domestic violence in order to educate the public on an under-reported and misunderstood violation of human rights. Magna will be using the campaign to highlight the work we do to support our customers who report domestic abuse and to highlight the local organisations that can help.
The campaign will be on our social media channels, please follow us on the links below.