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Domestic violence ribbon campaign
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One in four women will suffer domestic violence in their lifetime
Residents are being encouraged to show their support against domestic violence by wearing a special ribbon this month.

From 14 November, white ribbons will be on sale across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to highlight the plight of domestic violence sufferers.

The White Ribbon Campaign is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging victims to report violence to police.

From October 2004 to September 2005, 1,187 domestic violence cases in Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead were reported.

Sophie Crowe, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead domestic violence reduction co-ordinator, said: "The number of domestic violence incidents reported to the police in the royal borough is steadily rising, which indicates that victims are feeling more confident to report incidents."

The campaign will culminate with the International Day Against Violence Against Women on 25 November.

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