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Domestic violence victims express their experiences through art at Solihull Library.

A DRAMATIC display of life-sized silhouettes produced by victims of domestic violence is on display at Solihull Library for the next four weeks.

A DRAMATIC display of life-sized silhouettes produced by victims of domestic violence is on display at Solihull Library for the next four weeks.

The work, produced with the help of community artists, reflects the women and children’s experiences and the impact domestic violence has had on them.

The victims, who all received support from Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, have also documented the difference the charity had made to their lives.

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid chief executive, Maureen Connolly, said: “Domestic violence silences women and children. Safe in refuge these women and children wanted to tell us their stories, taking all of us on their journey.”

Mark Rogers, chief executive of Solihull Council, added: “Addressing and reducing domestic abuse is at the top of the priority list for the council and its partners.

“We are alarmed at evidence of rising violence and abuse in teenage relationships and we need to bring teaching around healthy relationships into the heart of education.”

 

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