Sixteen days of activism against gender violence marked in Thurrock

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ON the 4th December, as part of the 16 days of activism against gender violence campaign which runs from 25th November to 10th December. SERICC, Thurrock CVS, Changing Pathways and other Thurrock community services with members of the community came together to raise awareness of the myths and realities of sexual abuse in our communities.

Lee Eggleston said ‘In the last year SERICC provided specialist services to 1,467 victims and survivors whose ages ranged from 3 to 74. On behalf of SERICC we would like to thank everyone who attended, Barbara Rice, Mayor of Thurrock and local businesses who kindly supported our event by providing raffle prizes for Giving For Thurrock (GIFT).

Donations have been received from companies including Morrisons, R. Mumford and Son, Ikea, 365 Foods Ltd, Clair Bingham Beauty. What made the night really special was a performance by Klair from Quest Music Services.”

SERICC have been working with Thurrock Council to roll out training discussing and challenging the myths surrounding sexual abuse. Over the 16 days, up to 200 people in work and live in Thurrock will attend the programme.

SERICC, in partnership with Thurrock CVS, Changing Pathways and Thurrock Council annually host a range of events during the 16 days to create opportunities to have discussions, raise awareness and build a stronger together network on challenging sexual abuse.

If you would like further information https://16dayscampaign.org/

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