On Wednesday 7th November, representatives of the White Ribbon Campaign, Chris Green and Joan Taylor, attended a parliamentary photo call in London. The event was attended by many Labour MPs including Harriet Harmon and Yvette Cooper. MPs gathered for a mass photo beneath the shadow of Big Ben, later there was a parade of individual photo's, pledge signing and interviews. Everybody to their credit, was very patient and allowed themselves to be "bossed" around by the WRC. The event was organised by Caroline Adams and went smoothly.
The WRC appreciates the MPs who gave there valuable time to take part in the photo call and looks forward to doing the same next year. We feel that the event was a huge success and will take the support we received and go forward with our campaign. We thank all who attended.
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.