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The Duchess of Cornwall delivers a speech on Domestic Violence at the WOW Festival 2020

Published 6 March 2020
The Duchess of Cornwall delivers a speech on Domestic Violence at the WOW Festival 2020

 

Today, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Grand Opening Session: Domestic Abuse – Everyone’s Problem of the WOW Festival 2020, in her role as President.

In a speech, Her Royal Highness said:

The campaign to end domestic violence needs the voices of men as well as women, challenging the cultural, economic and political context in which we all experience the world.

Read The Duchess of Cornwall's speech in full here.

Launched in 2010 WOW (Women of the World) Festivals aim to celebrate women and girls by raising awareness of the issues that prevent them from achieving their potential and discussing solutions together.

Other speakers on the panel today included Businesswoman and Campaigner Gina Miller; Survivor, SafeLives Pioneer, Domestic Abuse and Youth Violence consultant Naomi Donald; artist, activist and SafeLives Pioneer Celia Peachey; and SafeLives CEO Suzanne Jacob. 

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