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/

 

1/2 SALE ON MERCHANDISE 

We are offering a huge discount on our merchandise. We are in the process of redesigning our website and merchandise, both being launched in June, so we are mounting a major sale of our current stock at HALF PRICE until June. (Browse and buy our stock online here or contact us directly to make an order).

This is an ideal chance to promote the campaign as part of another national event, such as International Women’s Day (8 March) Mothers’ Day (26 March) or Child Safety Week (5–11 June). If we can support you in any way as you promote this vital cause, just let us know.

We love working with local authorities to raise awareness and challenge negative attitudes, and we’re full of ideas about how you can do it.

Whatever you do, be sure to let us know. You can tweet us at @menantiviolence, email us at info@whiteribboncampaign.co.uk or give us a good old-fashioned phone call on 01422 886545.

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

Peter Finch, Assistant Director of Employment Relations for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

CSP members see the effects of violence against women in their work in the NHS. Its an issue which affects us all, men and women, as individuals, in our communities, and for societies as a whole. The CSP is happy to support this campaign.

Peter Finch, Assistant Director of Employment Relations for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
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"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.

 

Michael Flood UK Visit!

We were lucky enough to have Professor Michael Flood as one of our speakers at our second All Party Parliamentary Group, and to have him facilitate a workshop on building partnerships in engaging men in gender equality. Michael is a world renowned researcher on engaging men in violence prevention, and his visits to the UK are rare. We were also really excited to have Sam Smethers speaking - a strong advocate for engaging men in gender equality initiatives, and CEO of the Fa

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FACTS


Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria, according to World Bank data.

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