White Ribbon Campaign UK is part of a global movement to put a stop to male violence against women and girls.
This is not and never has been a "women's issue". We address men directly - so they understand the scale of the problem, and become part of the solution, alongside women.
Men and boys have a crucial role to play in creating a culture where male violence, abuse and harassment against women and girls are simply seen as unacceptable. We support them to take a stand against gender violence in their workplaces, schools, communities and families.
We are not anti-male – this is about creating space for more positive, healthy ways of being a man. We know most men are opposed to violence against women and girls. And we know that restrictive gender roles harm men as well as women, boys as well as girls. So let's make our voices heard!
On the 25th November, the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. From then until the 10th December, we encourage everybody to take part in the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.
Join us. On 25th November. For the 16 Days of Activism. And every day until we live in a world safe for all. Because we are stronger together.
SIGN OUR PLEDGE – Over 25,000 men and boys in the UK, and many thousands more worldwide, have already committed to oppose violence against women and girls. Join us now by making your pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.
MAKE A DONATION - To help us make the world a safer place for women and girls, and create more positive ways of being a man. We will send everyone who donates a White Ribbon badge and more information about the campaign. A regular donation means you can give small amounts every month that make a huge difference to our work. Monthly gifts give us a predictable income so we can commit to raising the profile of our campaign.
BECOME AN AMBASSADOR – We’re looking for influential men and boys to encourage other men and boys to take a stand against gender violence. To be role models who inspire and inform through talking in schools, workplaces etc., on social media, and through their own personal behaviour. They call out abusive and sexist behaviour wherever they witness it. They listen to and support women, and encourage other men and boys to step up. They show we do not buy the idea that being a real man means being aggressive and dominant.
GET INVOLVED – There are hundreds of events taking place across the UK on 25th November and during the 16 Days of Activism. Contact your local council’s Domestic Violence Co-ordinator to find out more, or organise your own event, now and throughout the year! Take a look at our “Get Involved” page to get some ideas!
STAY IN TOUCH - Keep up to date by signing up for our newsletter. Be part of the growing network of men who will never allow violence against women and girls to go unnoticed and unchallenged.
“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.
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
On average, two women a week in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner. This constitutes nearly 40% of all female homicide victims.