People will be wearing white ribbons on the 25th of November to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.
One in four women and one in six men are affected by domestic violence during their lifetime. In the West Midlands 30% of domestic abuse victims are repeat victims within a year.
West Midlands police are backing the campaign as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Week and are using Twitter to encourage people suffering domestic violence to seek help.
Haven Refuge based in Wolverhampton supports women and children affected by domestic violence across the West Midlands. They offer advice and support 24 hours a day on their confidential hotline: 01902 713001