Awareness Raising Campaigns

Domestic Abuse, Protect, Protect Feature


Safer Colchester Partnership, working in partnership with Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge and Colchester Borough Homes, hosted the 2015 event on 27th November 2015 supporting the National Domestic Abuse Awareness Week, Essex Domestic Abuse Awareness Week and International End Violence Against Women Day.

The event was held at a Market Stall in the centre of Colchester Town. Throughout the day 200-300 people were seen and over 100 information packs containing a Domestic Abuse Helpline Directory, a panic alarm and a torch were handed out.

5 victims of Domestic Abuse were spoken to discreetly, where help and advice was offered. The Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge also took details from 2 women who were interested in volunteering opportunities at the Refuge.

The majority of market traders wore a white ribbon in support of the National White Ribbon Campaign which wants to end violence against women.

Another event will be held in 2016.