FOR the third year running Giggleswick with Settle Mothers Union members were joined by supporters and Mothers' Union members from farther afield as they took part in the Global Day of Action (November 25) to mark 16 days of activism calling tor an end to gender based violence.

Carrying a banner and wearing purple scarves they walked from Holy Ascension Church, Settle to the town's Market Place where the market was in full swing and preparations were underway for the turning on later in the day of the Christmas lights.

At 1.03pm they stood in silence for a minute in reflection of the one in three women across the who will suffer some sort of domestic abuse in their lifetimes. Mothers Union is raising awareness of and calling for an end to gender-based violence and abuse in all its forms.