Sam Baker, the editor in chief of Red magazine published this letter on the Red website this week:
“This is a personal plea, from me, to you, to lend us your support. You may have seen recently that there seems to be an increase in people (predominantly women) who’ve been killed by their current or ex-partners. This is why we are launching the Speak Up, Save A Life campaign with domestic violence charity Refuge. The aim of our campaign is to ask that every police force in the country works alongside an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate in its work to prevent domestic violence and help save lives.
We need 100,000 signatures, so this debate can go to the House of Commons.
So please, please sign up, speak up and save a life
If less than half of my readers signed this petition, they’d reach their target. It takes less than a minute to sign the online petition. Please, PLEASE click through to support Red’s campaign. After all, it could be me, it could be you, it could be any of us in those photos.