Member of the Senedd for Delyn, Hannah Blythyn, is calling on members of the public to join her at a candlelit vigil in Mold this Thursday to mark White Ribbon Day – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The vigil is being held in Daniel Owen Square at 6.30pm this Thursday, November 25. As well as Hannah Blythyn MS, speakers will include the Mayor of Mold, Sarah Taylor, Deputy Chief Constable Richard Debicki and a representative from the local Women’s Institute. People are asked to each bring a candle along.
Ms Blythyn said:
“Every year we mark White Ribbon Day at the Senedd but this year I decided to hold my own vigil in the constituency so that people locally can show their strength of feeling on this issue in a safe, socially distanced way.
“This year has been a terrible one for violence against women and girls of all ages so we will be remembering Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa whose deaths were widely reported and mourned.
“But we should also be remembering the 81 women killed by a man in the six months since the death of Ms Everard in March. Most of these deaths did not receive such media attention but are a damning portrait of the level of violence against women that still exists in our society.”
“Each year the 25 November gives us the opportunity to pledge to “never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women”, highlighting the abuse which women face far too often.
“So I am inviting our communities to gather, safely, in Daniel Owen Square to join me in supporting the White Ribbon Campaign at a candlelit vigil.
“Please come along, if you are able, and join us from 6:30pm on Thursday 25 November and bring a candle.”