Abuse poster set to appear across East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: People can interact with posters, using a smart phone or tablet, allowing them to hear audio files People can interact with posters, using a smart phone or tablet, allowing them to hear audio files

POWERFUL images of victims of domestic violence will appear across East Lancashire from today, and are designed to empower women and encourage them to break free from abusive relationships.

The campaign, which addresses all kinds of abuse, from verbal to sexual and financial, sees the posters come to life with ‘talking’ messages that urge the listener to seek help and take action.

People can interact with the posters using a smart phone or tablet, which will allow them to hear audio files featuring reassuring and empowering messages from female survivors.

The campaign has been developed by the police and the county’s wide network of domestic abuse services on behalf of the Safer Lancashire network, with the aim of demonstrating a commitment to connecting with victims and stamping out domestic abuse.

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “Domestic abuse is a problem which affects all sections of society. It comes in many forms and there is no stereotypical victim.

“Communities across Lancashire need to ensure domestic abuse is not accepted in any form.

“This campaign is aimed at helping women realise there is an alternative to an abusive relationship and they can get help online or by calling the national helpline number.”

Each poster has been designed to reflect a different kind of abuse suffered by women.

Head of Lancashire police’s Public Protection Unit, Det Supt Ian Critchley, said: “Domestic abuse is a huge issue and has a significant impact on the overall health and wellbeing of individuals, families and their communities.”

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3:28pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Benjamin James says...

"and are designed to empower women and encourage them to break free from abusive relationships."

"Each poster has been designed to reflect a different kind of abuse suffered by women."

>Implying men aren't victims.

To any men out there suffering from an abusive relationship there is also help out there for you!
Campaigns like these often overlook the issue that domestic abuse and violence is a mixed gender issue, please contact your local authorities if you feel you are under any threat as there is always someone to talk to, the help is out there.

Man, Woman, Adult, Child, Straight, Gay, Bi, Black, White, Brown or anything else. No one should suffer from abuse.
"and are designed to empower women and encourage them to break free from abusive relationships." "Each poster has been designed to reflect a different kind of abuse suffered by women." >Implying men aren't victims. To any men out there suffering from an abusive relationship there is also help out there for you! Campaigns like these often overlook the issue that domestic abuse and violence is a mixed gender issue, please contact your local authorities if you feel you are under any threat as there is always someone to talk to, the help is out there. Man, Woman, Adult, Child, Straight, Gay, Bi, Black, White, Brown or anything else. No one should suffer from abuse. Benjamin James

7:40pm Mon 9 Dec 13

doylerf says...

Does the poster come in Urdu?
Does the poster come in Urdu? doylerf

10:02pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Sajdin says...

doylerf wrote:
Does the poster come in Urdu?
You will find the majority of abuse is committed by white communities, more than likely after a drink or two, so easy solution ban alcohol !
[quote][p][bold]doylerf[/bold] wrote: Does the poster come in Urdu?[/p][/quote]You will find the majority of abuse is committed by white communities, more than likely after a drink or two, so easy solution ban alcohol ! Sajdin

7:58am Tue 10 Dec 13

Excluded again says...

The majority of domestic abuse is not linked to alcohol. It is linked directly to people (mainly but not exclusively men) trying to control their partner through violence.

The best way to cope with domestic violence is to leave the perpetrator. They are highly unlikely to change. And make sure you tell people why you have left, so that people can steer clear of a violent partner.
The majority of domestic abuse is not linked to alcohol. It is linked directly to people (mainly but not exclusively men) trying to control their partner through violence. The best way to cope with domestic violence is to leave the perpetrator. They are highly unlikely to change. And make sure you tell people why you have left, so that people can steer clear of a violent partner. Excluded again

9:07am Tue 10 Dec 13

HarryBosch says...

Sajdin wrote:
doylerf wrote:
Does the poster come in Urdu?
You will find the majority of abuse is committed by white communities, more than likely after a drink or two, so easy solution ban alcohol !
No! Domestic abuse is caused by one person exerting power over another. In some sections of society, women who seek help are said to be bringing shame to the family. Therefore it is more likely to remain hidden.
Speak out, seek help, we know it's going on but can only tackle it when it's brought out in the open!
[quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doylerf[/bold] wrote: Does the poster come in Urdu?[/p][/quote]You will find the majority of abuse is committed by white communities, more than likely after a drink or two, so easy solution ban alcohol ![/p][/quote]No! Domestic abuse is caused by one person exerting power over another. In some sections of society, women who seek help are said to be bringing shame to the family. Therefore it is more likely to remain hidden. Speak out, seek help, we know it's going on but can only tackle it when it's brought out in the open! HarryBosch

11:50am Tue 10 Dec 13

doylerf says...

Sajdin wrote:
doylerf wrote:
Does the poster come in Urdu?
You will find the majority of abuse is committed by white communities, more than likely after a drink or two, so easy solution ban alcohol !
Really, so its not written how to slap your wife?
[quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doylerf[/bold] wrote: Does the poster come in Urdu?[/p][/quote]You will find the majority of abuse is committed by white communities, more than likely after a drink or two, so easy solution ban alcohol ![/p][/quote]Really, so its not written how to slap your wife? doylerf

12:34pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Benjamin James says...

I'd love for everyone who has commented so far on this article to realise this:

ABUSE OF ANY FORM IS NOT CONDONED BY ANY RELIGION, GENDER OR RACE. CULTURAL TEACHINGS MAY HAVE ONCE SUGGESTED THAT BUT TO NIT PICK AT WHO ABUSES WHO MORE THAN OTHERS IS FUNKING PATHETIC

All of those who are taking a jab at Islam and making remarks need to leave it out. Anyone who suggests any culture or race is more likely to abuse someone than another person should take their head out of their arse and realise that that's not the problem right now. The problem is people are abused daily and before pointing the finger we should get off our arses and help those who need it.
I'd love for everyone who has commented so far on this article to realise this: ABUSE OF ANY FORM IS NOT CONDONED BY ANY RELIGION, GENDER OR RACE. CULTURAL TEACHINGS MAY HAVE ONCE SUGGESTED THAT BUT TO NIT PICK AT WHO ABUSES WHO MORE THAN OTHERS IS FUNKING PATHETIC All of those who are taking a jab at Islam and making remarks need to leave it out. Anyone who suggests any culture or race is more likely to abuse someone than another person should take their head out of their arse and realise that that's not the problem right now. The problem is people are abused daily and before pointing the finger we should get off our arses and help those who need it. Benjamin James

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