Take Action Calderdale Training Project on Campaigning and Intervention Launched
The White Ribbon Campaign is launching the “Take Action Calderdale” project to provide training to young men and women in Calderdale, aged between 16 and 25, to give them the skills and knowledge they need to safely intervene in situations where they experience language or behaviour they feel should be challenged. The course also gives a basic grounding in local campaigning strategies.
Most men are not violent towards women, but many of us ignore the problem, or see it as something which doesn't have anything to do with us. We need to join women and women's organisations in taking action to end the problem.
Take a stand against violence now and sign our personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about men's violence against women.
You can pledge your support by either clicking the link below or you can now Pledge by text. To do so, Text wrc to 78866
Many thanks to Steve Shaw, a Prison Officer currently attached to Safer Leeds Domestic Violence Team, working with perpetrators of domestic violence. On the 26th May 2013 he will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon, running to stop violence against women and raising funds for the White Ribbon Campaign. He invites you all to support him in this extremely worthwhile campaign by visiting my just giving page @ http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Shaw1
On Wednesday 7th November, representatives of the White Ribbon Campaign, Chris Green and Joan Taylor, attended a parliamentary photo call in London. The event was attended by many Labour MPs including Harriet Harmon and Yvette Cooper.
At least 32% of children, mostly girls, experience some form of child sexual abuse.