Residents and community leaders came together in Brent to pledge to end domestic violence on Wednesday (November 22).
Those who attended the White Ribbon Day event at Brent Civic Centre pledged to "break the cycle" of domestic violence in the borough.
Brent Council leader, Councillor Muhammed Butt, and Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Mili Patel, were among those who pledged never to "commit, condone, or remain silent about men's violence against women in all its forms."
A report published by the by the London Assembly Labour Group in August contains figures that show in the year to June 2017, there were up to 150,000 incidents of domestic abuse in London, an increase of 800 offences on the previous year.
Of these, 5,564 were reported to have taken place in Brent.
In July 2017 Brent Council was awarded £300,000 from the Home Office to support its ongoing programme focused on tackling domestic violence in the borough.
Cllr Patel said: "I was delighted to see so many people come and sign the pledge to end domestic abuse. It’s incredibly important that we all stand together and work hard to achieve a world where violence against any person becomes a thing of the past.
She added: "I’m looking forward to working with our new partners, Advance, who are experts in providing education, prevention and support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. This new service will really help us in our efforts to make sure victims get the right support at the right time, with no-one being turned away from the help they need."
A play by the Talawa Theatre Company on domestic abuse, unhealthy relationships and girls in gangs was also performed at the event.
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