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Cambridge Calls Full Time On Domestic Violence This World Cup

With football fans eagerly awaiting kick off of the 2018 World Cup, local Euro MP Alex Mayer teamed up with Cambridge women's rights campaigners in a bid to call full-time on domestic violence 

According to the charity White Ribbon, and academic research, domestic violence increases during the World Cup.


A White Ribbon accredited city since 2015, Cambridge is at the forefront of the campaign. Ms Mayer, along with Cllr Ann Sinnott, lead Cambridge City Councillor on Domestic Violence, will join Steph Martinsen-Barker, CEO of CWRC, to urge football fans to stay alert to the warning signs of domestic violence as football fever spreads.     

The charity are handing out information posters about sexist language, coercive control, excessive drinking and anger during the World Cup.

Ms Mayer said: "Win, lose or draw, there should be one goal that unites us - we all want to end domestic violence. I am delighted to support this campaign in Cambridge."

If you are suffering from domestic violence call the National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247. In an emergency call 999.

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