“I support women who have been suffering from domestic violence so this march was to really get the word out there. It’s a good feeling because you know you’re doing something good,” said Farirai Bond, a support worker for female victims in Caerphilly, South Wales.
After the march, a short program was held in the Llandaff Cathedral where representatives from religious groups showed their support for the eradication of female abuse as well.
A survivor of domestic violence also shared her personal experience to the audience. She said: “Had I stayed, my son would’ve turned out to be like his dad and my daughter would have been brought up to be a victim of abuse and I wasn’t going to let that happen. I hope my story will help others. It is a huge thing to go and ask for help, but if you need it, go get it. It’s the best thing I ever did.”
The event marked the first day of the 16-day worldwide campaign to help victims of sexual abuse to speak up and fight for women’s rights.
Twitter timelines were also filled with the #WhiteRibbonDay hashtag in Wales and everywhere else in the world: