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White Ribbon Day – Rhyl

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This year in Denbighshire, Hafan Cymru worked in partnership with  North Wales Domestic Abuse Service and BAWSO for the 16 days of activism to encourage men to engage in conversation to end violence against women.

This was founded in 1991 to promote healthy relationships and gender equality. Sarah Mahoney (NDHAS), Halima  (BAWSO) and Glenis De Backer (Hafan Cymru) have been promoting this message to service users. 

On the 15th November they visited the local Mosque in Rhyl where they met with the Imam who expressed his wish for children to learn that Domestic Abuse is not acceptable. He also extended an invitation to visit his Mosque in Liverpool to speak to Women who attend about the effects of Domestic Violence on children. Young people worked together to make a paper chain and wrote messages condemning abuse. The aim was to inspire change and understanding of healthy relationships. These messages were in Welsh, English, Bengali, Arabic, Gujrati, Hindi and Urdu.
Photos were taken and sent to the local Daily Post in Rhyl to promote further awareness.

Visiting the Mosque to speak with the Imam was a great opportunity to express our thoughts and views with a preacher from a faith that is unfamiliar to most.