Channel 4 and Nationwide Building Society partner with Co-op and Network Rail to highlight shocking abuse suffered by UK customer facing staff

Channel 4 and Nationwide Building Society have joined forces with Co-op and Network Rail to highlight the abuse and violence carried out against customer facing staff in the UK in a primetime thought-provoking Channel 4 ad-break takeover. The impactful #TogetherAgainstHate campaign features recordings and CCTV footage of both verbal and physical abuse experienced by each companies’ employees and delivers the important message that violence and threatening behaviour is never ok. Though there is only a small minority of the public perpetuating the abuse it should not be tolerated. The ad…

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Avon launches #EmbraceTheChange campaign to raise awareness of violence against women and girls as new research shows only 60% believe sexual abuse claims will be taken seriously

Avon Products, Inc.has released new research showing the extent to which women around the world feel unsafe within their communities and unprotected by their legal institutions. The research, commissioned by the Avon Foundation for Women, surveyed 14,400 women in 15 countries to better understand experiences of violence, and how supported women feel if they, or someone they know, is a victim of abuse. One in five women do not feel safe The findings show one in five women globally do not feel safe in their community, rising to 47% in…

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Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

In the wake of the scandals which have shook the whole third sector Oxfam has announced a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, including asking leading women’s rights experts to lead an urgent independent review of its culture and practices. The plan was agreed yesterday by Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in partnership with Oxfam GB Chief Executive Mark Goldring and directors across the international confederation. The wide-ranging package of measures includes: a new independent High-Level Commission on Sexual Misconduct,…

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