“A woman is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to get breast cancer. But, unlike cancer, sexual violence is rarely discussed. There is a stigma attached to sexual crime, the result of attitudes that lay the blame on the woman for the rape, not the perpetrator." 
We want to have 5000 pledges by the end of 2010. Men pledged never to remain silent about violence against women, and to take action in whatever time they can spare.
To end violence against women we need a culture change. We need people to speak out about it and condemn it. So, one of the most important things you can do is to talk about it.
Some ideas on quick things to do to tell people about this campaign.
 New philanthropy capital (2008) Hard knock life – Violence against women: A guide for donorsand funders. npc. London
The White Ribbon campaign Love Party on Feb14th at the Orange Box in Halifax is part of the Bystander work being undertaken in Calderdale. It is part of One Billion Rising. JOIN IN
Stand Up for Women held a great reception at House of Lords for comedians and friends to celbrate their second succesful fundraiser and kick off planning for their next event. It was a pleasure to attend getting there after a succesful visit to York University to talk to the postgraduate students about doing internships with us.
In a survey for Amnesty International in the UK, over 1 in 4 respondents thought a women was partially or totally responsible for being raped if she was wearing sexy or revealing clothing, and more than 1 in 5 held the same view if a woman had had many sexual partners.