Family lawyer supports Avon's 'Speak Out Against Domestic Violence' campaign

Watson Ramsbottom family lawyer Sara Williams was recognised at the Avon ‘Shine Light and Speak Out ‘ event at Somerset House in London last month.

The campaign run by Avon Cosmetics & Glamour Magazine in conjunction with Women’s Aid and Refuge aims to make more women recognise the warning signs of domestic violence.

Sara was invited to the event after being selected as a finalist in a competition featured in Glamour magazine to create a new campaign idea to raise awareness of Domestic Violence, with Sara’s entry being a poster campaign taking the joint runner up spot.

AVON DV Somerset House
Sara Williams (right) with joint runner up Sarah Randall and competition winner Charli Bailey.

The competition had a huge response but the judges shortlisted three finalists. They were particularly impressed with Sara’s poster and said:

 “The focus on emotional and mental abuse is good as many people fail to recognise this as a form of domestic violence.  It would therefore help to ‘break the silence’ around this particular form of abuse.”  Sandra Horley, CEO Refuge

“This is a strong concept that doesn’t rely on stereotypical physical abuse, the campaign would help women identify if they or people they know are at risk.”  Andrea Slater, Avon UK General Manager

You can view Sara’s Domestic Violence awareness poster by clicking the link below.

DV Poster 08.09.13