Trevi launches campaign to show violence against women and girls the red card

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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 15:42

Trevi is excited to announce its new campaign in partnership with Plymouth bv Argyle, Her Game Too, the Devon FA, and ManCulture. This initiative aims to combat Violence Against Women and Girls during the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship (EUROs 2024) this summer.

As the 2024 EUROs kick off in Germany, Trevi is taking a stand to Show Violence Against Women and Girls the Red Card.

The statistics are stark: when the England national team win or draw, reports of domestic violence rise by 26%. A loss can see this figure spike to 38%. Regardless of the match outcome, reports of domestic violence remain 11% higher than average in the day following a match.*

The EUROs should be a time of unity and excitement for everyone, but amid the cheers and chants, there's a sobering reality for women facing domestic violence. For many victims, it is a period when existing abuse intensifies, and new cases emerge. This issue is particularly concerning in Plymouth, a city that already grapples with a higher-than-average rate of domestic violence.

Hannah Shead, Trevi CEO says

As a charity supporting women, many of whom are survivors of Domestic Abuse and sexual violence, we will continue to shine a light on theses issues. The Euro’s is a time for great excitement for many people however the grim reality is many women will suffer an increase in violence and abuse at home.”

While football itself isn’t responsible for domestic violence, various factors contribute to an increase in incidents. Weekends, heightened emotions, sunny weather, and increased alcohol consumption often result in a surge in reports. These intertwined elements create a volatile environment that, unfortunately, results in an increase in reports of domestic violence.

Football unites us; violence divides us. It’s time to show violence against women and girls the red card.

About Trevi

Trevi is a nationally award winning women’s charity based in the South-West. They continue to support over 1000 women a year with their services and are dedicated to supporting women affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Trevi provide a safe and nurturing environment where women can rebuild their lives free from fear and harm. Offering a range of services, including secure accommodation, therapeutic support, and practical assistance, they help women regain their independence and self-esteem.

By empowering women through education, counselling, and skill-building opportunities, Trevi plays a crucial role in breaking the cycle of abuse and fostering long-term recovery and resilience.

About Our EURO Partners

Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle Football Club is a professional football club based in Plymouth, Devon, England. Renowned for its strong community involvement and commitment to promoting positive values both on and off the pitch, Plymouth Argyle actively supports various social causes. The club's dedication to improving the lives of individuals in the local community makes them a key partner in our campaign.

Siobhan, Plymouth Argyle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager says, "The club is proud to be part of this city-wide campaign to create positive change around women and girls. Argyle has a zero-tolerance policy with any form of discrimination, and we want to ensure that every single person who visits our stadium feels safe and welcome and this should apply throughout the city of Plymouth as well.

Everyone involved with the club lives by specific values every single day and our fans are at the heart of the club and everything we do. As they do throughout the season, we know visitors to Home Park will get behind this message and call out any behaviour that does not live up our ideals.”

Her Game Too

Her Game Too is an organisation dedicated to combating sexism and promoting gender equality in football. Founded by a group of female football fans in May 2021, Her Game Too aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for women and girls in all aspects of the sport.

The organisation works to raise awareness of the challenges faced by women in football and advocates for gender equality at all levels of the game. Her Game Too collaborates with football clubs, governing bodies, and other stakeholders to promote respect, inclusivity, and equal opportunities within the sport. By challenging stereotypes and advocating for change, Her Game Too strives to ensure that football is a game for everyone, free from discrimination and prejudice. Their collaboration with Trevi in the "Show Violence Against Women and Girls the Red Card" campaign highlights their commitment to addressing wider issues of violence and inequality, using the power of football to drive positive social change.

Emily, Her Game Too Director adds "I am absolutely thrilled that we have partnered with Trevi. The work that they undertake is so powerful, incredible, and really, really needed. The women in the Plymouth community, and beyond, are benefiting immensely from Trevi's compassionate and expert support. At Her Game Too, we are dedicated to eradicating sexism in football and making the game safer for all, and we recognise the importance of providing safe and nurturing spaces for women to heal, grow, and thrive. Together with Trevi, we will continue to champion the strength and resilience of women, ensuring they have the opportunity to break free from crisis and embrace a fresh start in life. This partnership marks a significant step towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment both on and off the pitch."

Devon FA

The Devon FA is the governing body of football in Devon, promoting fair play, inclusivity, and respect at all levels of the game. They provide crucial support and resources for grassroots football, helping to shape positive community values through sport.


ManCulture is an organisation focused on challenging and transforming harmful masculine stereotypes that contribute to violence and inequality. By promoting healthy, respectful, and supportive models of masculinity, ManCulture works to create safer environments for women and girls. Their involvement in the "Show Violence Against Women and Girls the Red Card" campaign underscores their commitment to fostering a culture of respect and non-violence through education and community engagement.

Together, with our partners, Trevi is dedicated to making a difference during this summer's EUROs, ensuring that the tournament is a time of celebration and safety for everyone.

For more information about the campaign and how you can get involved please email