Solihull is this week proudly supporting the National Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness campaign across the UK.
Organisers hope the series of events, hosted by local groups nationwide, will send out a clear message that the UK collectively is saying ‘It’s Not Ok’.
The aim is to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about sexual abuse and sexual violence.
It is also to reinforce the message that it is totally unacceptable in any form - and to empower victims.
Individuals and organisations across the country will be getting involved through their own events - running campaigns, conferences, training and social media activities.
Councillor Alison Rolf, Chair of Safer Solihull, said: “Here in Solihull we are crystal clear that there is no place for sexual abuse and violence.
“This week is an opportunity for us all to join a conversation with thousands of others, to spotlight support services and engage everyone in this hugely important discussion.”
Councillor Tony Dicicco, Lead Member for Public Health, said: “So many voices can often go unheard or with little recognition - but together we can make sure those voices that need to be heard, really are heard.”
Find other activities and discussion on social media via the hashtag #ItsNotOk.