Soap stars lead video message to urge men to stand up to violence against women

As well as Ian, Don Gilet (Lucas Johnson from EastEnders), Bill Ward (Charlie Stubbs from Corrie), Toby-Alexander Smith (Gray Atkins from EastEnders) and Jason Watkins (Gerry Fairweather, EastEnders) are among the group of men featuring in this awareness video.

Honoured to be a part of this campaign. Don’t be a bystander #AllMen must be part of the solution. https://t.co/8l8hgIzWRq

The actors explain: ‘In the last year, an estimated 1.6 million women experienced domestic abuse at the hands of men. 3 women were killed every fortnight by a current or former partner’.

At the end of the video, the actors say: ‘Don’t be a bystander. Be an upstander. Don’t be the man who ignores it, who laughs it off as a joke.’

‘All men, be part of the solution, not the problem.’

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