Update from the Safe Music Campaign!
Our Safe Music Project is now in full swing. The launch of our Safe Music Guide at Boomtown Fair festival was a huge success, and hopefully the first step to working with other festivals and venues to promote a safer experience for all women and girls at live music events. We will help festivals and venues to develop a robust action plan that includes advice for men on how they can intervene safely if they witness assaults, harassment or threats against women and girls. If you would like to read the guide yourself, the full report and a summary are available here
In the coming months we will finish developing and begin delivering our training program, which we will be offering to festival and venue staff and volunteers. We will also be attending a number of different festivals, conferences and other music industry related events to promote our campaign. You can help us by contacting either your favourite or any local festivals and venues and encourage them to get involved!
We have also taken on a new team member! We would like to welcome Alice Hardy into the role of Safe Music Campaign Manager. As a Live Events Production graduate we know she will do a great job!
Update from the Sports Campaign!
Sport has a tremendous influence over men's and youth culture, and provides an avenue for promoting safe and respectful behaviours amongst both men and women. And with the energy and commitment of Sports Campaign Manager Ikram Butt, our Sports Campaign, which spreads the word about what men can do to challenge violence against women and girls, is going from strength to strength.
As a result of a new partnership with Cricket Beyond the Boundary Line, which uses sport to promote peace and equality, cricket stars from the men's and women's games took to the field at Headingley on Sunday 4th September to highlight the issue of domestic violence against women and children. Watch out for more like this in future!
This event was all about men and women from all communities working together, including many from the South Asian community. ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: "It's great to see cricket at the heart of this initiative and so many different cricketing communities involved.”
Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, commented: "I'm delighted to be supporting the White Ribbon Cricket Beyond the Boundary line event and want everyone to get behind this amazing charity”.
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