Domestic violence leaflets target Leicestershire men

December 22, 2011 by  

An innovative new campaign recently ran throughout Leicestershire, urging men who are victims of domestic violence and abuse to speak out and find help.

This campaign used an innovative flyer printing technique to create wallet-sized cards featuring information on who to speak to and where to turn to for help if men were experiencing abuse at home. These flyers were then distributed in traditionally male environments such as local gyms. This is an example of how awareness can be raised about pressing issues using flyer printing.

Loughborough charities such as Living Without Abuse also got involved with the campaign, alongside local county and city councils. The local county cabinet member in charge of promoting safer communities in the region is Joe Orson. Joe spoke to the Melton Times about the campaign, saying:

“The cards not only contain information about where to get help but also helpful advice about staying safe and taking action against domestic abuse. There are men, as well as women, out there who are on the receiving end of domestic abuse. We want them to know they don’t have to put up with it – support is out there.”

The campaign ran at the end of November in support of Domestic Abuse Awareness Week. The campaigns that ran throughout the week also saw the relaunch of the Sanctuary Scheme, a combined initiative run by local police and council officers which is designed to help victims of domestic violence to live safely in their own homes.