Despite the cold and foggy weather, men donned their high heels yet again for the annulay 'These Heels are Made for Walking' (as in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes). The starting ribbon was cut by Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's first PCC (Police Crime Commissioner) who accompanied us on the walk - although could not be convinced along with the police officers to wear the heels. Photos are available on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/78302092@N03/but here's a taster!
The support of the West Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner follows on from that of the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lancashire, Clive Grunshaw, has pledged his support to the White Ribbon Campaign and wore a white ribbon during his inaugural speech on November 22. Mr Grunshaw has made tackling domestic violence one of his key priorities during his term as PCC.
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.
At least 32% of children, mostly girls, experience some form of child sexual abuse.