Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens joined staff in a Zumba dance session to support ‘One Billing Rising for Justice,’ an international event calling for an end to violence against women.
The ‘One Billion Rising for Justice’ event is named because it is estimated that one in three women – equivalent to 1 billion around the world – will be beaten or raped in their lifetime.
The event was organised by Sue Mountstevens’ team and supported other events in Bristol and across the country.
Sue Mountstevens said: “Tackling domestic and sexual abuse is a priority of mine as PCC so for me it’s really important that we recognise movements such as One Billion Rising.
“By attending today, those who got involved recognised that this is something we all need to address as a society. And through the generosity of paying £3 to attend, we will be making donations to refuges across Avon and Somerset.”
Donations from people taking part will go towards buying toys and essentials for women’s refuges in Avon and Somerset.
The Zumba event in the Sports Hall at police headquarters, Portishead was also attended by Paulina Gillespie from the Heart radio breakfast show.
The event took place on Valentine’s Day follow @Vday and @BristolRise on twitter to see other One Billion Rising for Justice events.
Posted on Friday 14th February 2014