The Government definition of Domestic Violence and Abuse (as of 31 March 2013) is: Any incident,...Read More
We're committed to protecting vulnerable people, providing victim support and encouraging the reporting of domestic abuse and hate crime.
Domestic Abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime, this leads to, on average 2 women being murdered each week (and 30 men per year), this accounts for approximately 16% of all violent crime and has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average, there would have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).
Elderly & Vulnerable
We're committed to protecting the elderly and vulnerable residents of Colchester by providing a range of projects and initiatives.
Children & Education
We're committed to protecting young people in Colchester through education and awareness-raising events.
- 18All day18/10/18
‘Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Tears, Free Them from their Tormented Years’ are the poignant words written by a member of Soroptimist International at the outset of our campaign against human trafficking in 2008, and which are repeated in part alongside our purple teardrop icon now.
The teardrop represents the suffering of those women and children who are trafficked, exploited and abused throughout the world, including in our local communities. Why purple? The Purple Teardrop Campaign is a Soroptimist International initiative and follows the work against human trafficking done by European and Northern England Soroptimists whose campaign colours and ribbons are purple.
The Purple Teardrop Campaign’s patron is the celebrated writer Louis de Bernieres who has expressed his deep concern about human trafficking and in particular the desperate suffering of trafficked victims.
- 2314:00 -16:0023/10/18Wivenhoe Scout and Guide Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB, UKNo additional details for this event.