Love Island star companions with Thames Valley Police for ladies’s security marketing campaign

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ormer Love Island star Sharon Gaffka has partnered with Thames Valley Police to boost consciousness of the work the power is doing to deal with violence towards ladies and ladies.

The 26-year-old discovered fame on the seventh collection of hit ITV2 relationship present final 12 months and has since used her public platform to marketing campaign for ladies’s security.

Gaffka has teamed up with Thames Valley Police to create content material from behind the scenes on the power to offer the general public an perception into how they reply to sexual assault and rape offences and improve consciousness of learn how to report such crimes to the police

The partnership is aimed toward younger individuals who could also be much less inclined to have interaction with the police

Talking in regards to the venture on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Gaffka mentioned: “90% of my following is predominantly younger feminine, and I’m additionally a part of that group of ladies that has a really turbulent relationship with the police and typically discover it onerous to belief the police, particularly with tales that we’ve seen in latest occasions.

“So for me, it’s a studying curve to know first-hand a bit extra about what policing can do and learn how to probably rebuild that belief between policing and younger ladies.

“And likewise, I discovered that with different campaigns and different items of labor I’ve been doing, plenty of younger ladies are very forthcoming with plenty of issues to me that they wouldn’t be to any person else.

“So for me, it’s making an attempt to bridge that hole in addition to studying myself.”

Chief Superintendent Katy Barrow-Grint, who appeared alongside Gaffka on the programme, mentioned: “We needed to work with Sharon as a result of we thought it was a singular alternative for us in Thames Valley to achieve a youthful viewers.

“Sharon works very well with youthful folks and you’ll most likely know that policing typically finds it actually tough to talk to younger ladies and ladies and we wish to work with Sharon to encourage ladies and ladies who’re victims of sexual violence to report their issues.”

Earlier this 12 months Gaffka endorsed the Stamp Out Spiking marketing campaign and spoke publicly about her expertise of being spiked, which led to her being discovered unconscious in a bathroom cubicle in 2020.

The truth star inspired higher training on spiking and on the time advised Good Morning Britain: “I used to be sufferer to being solid as being too drunk versus being spiked… I’ve at all times advocated for higher training across the topic of spiking as a result of there are nice issues in the marketplace that may deter folks, particularly with lids on drinks.

“My worry is that they may simply transfer on to a unique manner of spiking so it received’t simply turn into drink spiking, and we’re seeing it extra with spiking by injection.

“I feel go down the academic route to indicate folks what signs of spiking seem like.”

Good Morning Britain airs each weekday morning on ITV.


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