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.
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 Fawcett Society.
Professor Michael Flood and CEO David Bartlett presented at a Government Equalities Office seminar on Men and Gender Equality. This event, attended by Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Women, Equalities and Early Years at DfE, produced a rich discussion on how to develop national policies that encourage men and boys to support gender equality. Watch this space!
The presentations are available to view here:
Michael's APPG PRESENTATION
Sam's APPG PRESENTATION
David's GEO PRESENTATION
White Ribbon Campaign has started an exciting new partnership with UK SAY NO MORE – a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic violence and sexual assault, fronted by London-based charity Hestia and NO MORE in the United States.
So we are now part of an international network of non-profit organisations, who SAY NO to domestic violence and sexual assault. To mark the start of the partnership, our CEO David Bartlett has Written A Blog for UK SAYS NO MORE about why White Ribbon Day – 25th November - should give us all hope for a future in which men no longer feel they have to prove their manhood by being aggressive, successful alpha males.
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.
Leading gender equality charity, The Fawcett Society, has produced a new analysis which reveals disturbingly high levels of hostility towards women. On Monday 6th March at the wonderful Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. There will be prominent speakers from the US and UK in the morning including:
On Monday 6th March at the wonderful Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
There will be prominent speakers from the US and UK in the morning including:
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).