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West Lothian Council is supporting the 16 Days of Action campaign to tackle gender-based violence in our society.West Lothian Gender Based Violence Partnership is leading on the campaign at a local level which runs from Friday, November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to International Human Rights Day on December 10.A march and rally is being held on November 25 and a survivor’s vigil on December 9 are just two of the planned activities that members of the public are invited to take part in.The start of the campaign also coincides with White Ribbon Day with West Lothian Council signing the White Ribbon pledge.The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort to end men’s violence against women and encourages men and boys to wear a white ribbon to show their support.You can sign up to the pledge and find out more about the campaign on the White Ribbon Scotland website- is available for anyone experiencing gender-based violence or domestic abuse through the specialists in the council’s Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT) and West Lothian Women’s Aid (WLWA).Contact DASAT on 01506 281055 or or WLWA on 01506 413721 or for confidential and friendly support.For more on these events and all other local activity taking place over the 16 Days, please visit: an emergency, always call the police on 999. Don't miss the latest news from the West Lothian Courier.

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