PICTURES: Activists march to end violence against women

Weston Soroptimists outside Weston train station GWR.

Weston Soroptimists gather outside Weston train station holding placards. - Credit: Melanie David

Members of Weston Soroptimists hosted 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls.

This was part of the international day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which began with a march from Weston Railway Station to Grove Park, to inaugurate a bench in memoriam to victims of domestic violence.

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The group was accompanied by other Soroptimists from the region and representatives from Citizens Advice, North Somerset Council and Next Link.

The Weston Soroptimists met with other members of the group from across the South West. 

The Weston Soroptimists met with other members of the group from across the South West. - Credit: Weston Soroptimists

The group marched through the town handing out bookmarks that describe good and bad relationships, and tied orange ribbons around the railings of a fountain in the park.

Grove Park pond Weston

Orange ribbons were tied around pond railings at Grove Park. - Credit: Weston Soroptimists

Weston mayor, Cllr James Clayton, ties a ribbon around the pond railings.

Weston mayor, Cllr James Clayton, ties a ribbon around the pond railings. - Credit: Weston Soroptimists

Weston mayor, Cllr James Clayton, joined the group where he unveiled the new bench at Grove Park, commemorating all those who have fallen victim to domestic abuse. 

Weston-super-Mare and the villages MP John Penrose Esq

Weston MP John Penrose attaches an orange ribbon at the event. - Credit: Weston Soroptimists

MP for Weston John Penrose also visited the park on Friday to tie a ribbon and pay his respects.

Orange ribbons will continue to be attached to fixtures in Grove Park until December 10.

Weston Soroptimists in Grove Park

Members of the group tie orange ribbons around Grove Park pond. - Credit: Weston Soroptimists

16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girls

Many people joined in with the 16 day campaign. - Credit: Weston Soroptimists