On the 25th at 11 am, over 2 million people received a message about the White Ribbon Campaign from over 450 different social media accounts. Our Thunderclap was a huge success in raising awareness of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - White Ribbon Day.
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From that date, until the 10th December, we encourage everyone - and especially men and boys - to participate in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This period is a time to spur action to end violence against women and girls around the world. There are already some fantastic events running all across the UK. Please contact your local council to find out what's happening in your area.
Please let us know what your plans are by emailing us at email@example.com, or tweeting us at @menantiviolence, with the tag #wrc25Nov. We will publicise the most inspiring ideas throughout our supporter networks.
To find out more about White Ribbon Day, take a read of our latest Press Release by our CEO, David Bartlett.
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.
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”.
Go here for more information on the Campaign.
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.
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White Ribbon Campaign takes to the crease at HeadingleyWhite Ribbon Day 2016
White Ribbon Day is getting closer! On the 25th of November we are celebrating the international day against violence against women. Celebrate with us and have a look at our new merchandise catalogue! Click here to see it!
At least 80,000 women suffer rape every year in the UK