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12 December, 2014

Wales and England’s Women’s Aid issue statement on ‘Delilah’

Women’s Aid England and Wales issue statement on ‘Delilah’

Fri, 12th Dec 14

Eleri Butler, CEO of Welsh Women’s Aid and Polly Neate, CEO of Women’s Aid Federation of Engand said:

“We ask the Welsh Rugby Union not to actively promote singing the song ‘Delilah’ as many people sing this song and don’t realise what it’s about – it is a man singing about killing his female partner, and in England and Wales this happens to two real women every week. It’s a well known and popular song, but its message is nothing to celebrate.”

If you live in Wales you can phone the All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline (freephone) on 0808 80 10 800. You will be able to speak personally to a professionally trained Helpline staff member.

Read the full statement here.

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