White Ribbon Campaign UK

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global effort of men working to end male violence against women. We aim to educate and raise awareness of violence against women, and to engage men in these issues.

Wearing a White Ribbon is a personal Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Each year we urge as many as possible to wear a white ribbon for one week. starting on 25th November, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.

 

Take a look at our RESOURCES page to find out more about our campaigns, including: MUSIC, SPORT & AMBASSADORS.

Campaign News

Association of Independent Festivals - Safer Spaces Campaign

Violence against women and girls happens throughout society, and the music industry is no exception. A growing number of women are reporting sexual assault and rape at UK music festivals.

We have been working hard to raise awareness about gender-based violence in music venues and festivals, particularly to engage men about the importance of their involvement and action in order to end this violent inequality. That is why White Ribbon UK is proud to be supporting the Association of Independent Festivals in their Safe Spaces Campaign.

On 8 May, more than 25 festival websites, including Bestival, Boomtown Fair, End of the Road, Parklife and Secret Garden Party, are to be “blacked out” for 24 hours to increase awareness about sexual assault. Festival organisers are promoting safety messages online and signing new declarations committing to staff and volunteer training on issues related to sexual violence, and to continue providing clear welfare provision for victims.

This is a huge step forward for the live events industry, and we are behind AIF every step of the way.

 

For more information, check out these links:

http://aiforg.com/aifs-safer-spaces-at-festivals-campaign/

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/music-festivals-finally-take-a-stance-against-sexual-violence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39805735/music-festival-websites-to-go-dark-to-campaign-against-sexual-assault

http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/festival-websites-black-promote-safe-spaces/

 

BIG NEWS!

 
The new White Ribbon website is on its way - it will be live and running on Monday 11th September.


Watch this space!


Thank you for your continued support of our campaign; we couldn’t do this without you.

White Ribbon Team

MAKE A PERSONAL PLEDGE

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 clicking the link below.

JOIN ME

Craig Boyle, British Army

There should be a lot more help regarding domestic abuse, and it should not be tolerated at all. Women should not live in fear for any reason.

Craig Boyle, British Army
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LATEST

July - August Newsletter 2017

The new White Ribbon Newsletter is now available.

Please click here to see it.

 

Many thanks

The White Ribbon Team

"Wear a White Ribbon"- A Blog from an Ambassador

“I feel passionately that men need to be involved in ‘calling out’ threats, intimidation and violence by men on women and girls wherever we see it. It’s important for men to be part of the conversation about what’s not acceptable in relationships, in a bar, on the street, in the workplace or online.”

 

In an inspiring blog post, family lawyer Adam Moghadas, explains why he is an Ambassador for White Ribbon UK.

 

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FACTS


More than 60 million women are "missing" from the world today as a result of sex-selective abortions and female infanticide (Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate).

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