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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.


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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.


David GrantBoth men and women should be empowered to discuss the issues of violence, exploitation, and abuse. We must show that this is not just one gender's issue. We can (and must) create an environment wherein gender-based violence is unacceptable. We must do this together; as men, as women, as a people.
David Grant
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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.



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70% of incidents of domestic violence in the UK result in injury, (compared with 50% of incidents of acquaintance violence, 48% of stranger violence and 29% of mugging).

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