The Government has a range of initiatives to tackle violence against women and many local authorities treat it as a priority concern. 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 MP's and Councillors if their local council is working towards being a White ribbon town. A description of being a white ribbon town and the questionnaire to begin the process are on the website "Resources" page.
Download our sample letter about white ribbon towns . It will be more effective if you adapt it and put it in your own words.
White Ribbon Campaign UK has a place on the "Prevention" working party of End Violence Against Women Campaign. Find out more about the End Violence Against Women Campaign an unprecedented coalition of activists, survivors, academics and service providers who are calling on the Government, public bodies and others to take concerted action to end violence against women.
This affecting memoir focuses on the lives of two women, Dotey and her daughter Jess,set in small small town Devonshire in the 1960s, where domestic violence was not a topic ever discussed. There are no refuges or support groups and the police refuse to attend when Jess's mother Dotey is attacked by her father Jack, saying they cannot interfere between husband and wife. Cricket - Parliamentary X1 v White Ribbon 11 When: 4th September 2016 Where: Headingly, Leeds
Cricket - Parliamentary X1 v White Ribbon 11
When: 4th September 2016
Where: Headingly, Leeds
Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria, according to World Bank data.