White Ribbon Day is held on November 25th, also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, and is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. The day is run by the White Ribbon Campaign.
Violence against women is a global problem, and we need to do something about it.
On White Ribbon Day Thursday 25 November, and the 16 days to end violence against women that follow, we are asking people in their communities, organisations and workplaces, to come together, and say ‘no’ to violence against women.
When men lead by example as allies for gender equality then change will happen faster. We can all play our part – at home or work; on the sports field or in the classroom – every man has an important role to play in ending male violence towards women.
History of White Ribbon Day
White Ribbon Day has been running for 17 years, and was founded by a group of men in Canada who felt that they had to raise awareness and work towards prevention of violence against women. The White Ribbon Campaign and Day spread through Canada, with hundreds of thousands of people joining the event in the first year, and wearing white ribbons to oppose violence against women.
The event then spread beyond Canada, becoming international, and the UK branch of the White Ribbon Campaign was founded in 2004 and has continued to grow since then.
The wearing of the white ribbon stands for never taking part in, condoning or staying silent about violence against women. And on White Ribbon Day, men and boys are encouraged to wear the white ribbon on November 25th and for a week or two afterwards to support and highlight that pledge.
The White Ribbon Campaign runs all year round, and works to raise awareness of violence against women, encouraging men to support women’s groups and raise awareness in schools and workplaces, of violence against women, and to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign. The campaign distributes awareness information to schools, maintains a website and run events, and works tirelessly to prevent violence against women, undoubtedly saving lives and preventing injuries as it does.
To find more on White Ribbon Day and the 16 days of action to end violence against women, please visit https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/
Please select this link to view the activities going on in Cwm Taf Morgannwg in support of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Posted on Thursday 25th November 2021