The Government has a range of initiatives to tackle violence against women, and many local authorities treat it as a priority concern.
"No woman should live in fear of violence, and every girl should grow up knowing she is safe, so that she can have the best start in life." - Theresa May.
However there are still serious gaps in the provision of services to women who have faced violence and a lot more work to be done on awareness raising and prevention.
Our elected representatives need to hear that we want them to act to end violence against women.
Email your MPs and Councillors and ask them to sign the White Ribbon pledge and to do everything within their powers to eliminate violence against women. You can also ask if their local council is working towards becoming a White Ribbon Authority, or if there are any men who would be interested in becoming a WRC Ambassador.
To check if they are already accredited, check our list of White Ribbon Accreditations.
To find out more please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 We were delighted to present Oasis Academy Lister Park in Bradford, with the White Ribbon Accreditation plaque. The first Academy to be accredited in the North of England.
Our founder Chris Green OBE was in attendance, as well as our Sports Campaign Manager, Ikram Butt.
Rev. Steve Chalk, the founder of Oasis, commented, "I am delighted that Oasis Lister Park is contributing to the vital work of raising awareness of and eradicating violence against women & girls."
We were delighted to present Oasis Academy Lister Park in Bradford, with the White Ribbon Accreditation plaque. The first Academy to be accredited in the North of England.
Domestic violence in the UK is estimated to cost victims, services and the state a total of around £23 billion a year.