White Ribbon Day, 25th November (Safeguarding)White Ribbon Day is 16 days of action to end violence against women.
It is coming together to try to end male violence against women and girls, this has been particularly prominent in March this year with the murder of Sarah Everard by a male police officer.
White Ribbon day focuses on men speaking out about male violence and making a promise not to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. The large majority of defendants in domestic abuse-related prosecutions in the year ending March 2020 were recorded as male (92%) and the majority of the victims recorded as female (77%, compared with 16% who were male). The sex of the victim was not recorded in 7% of prosecutions. If this missing data were excluded from analysis, then it would be 82% female victims and 18% male victims (ONS, 2020C).The main message of this year’s white ribbon campaign is #AllMenCan and can be supported across social media to make a stance that we can all be together to support speaking out about male violence.
What does this mean to you?
How can you support white ribbon day in your workplace?
Do you know who to talk to if you suspect someone is a victim of violence?
Further information https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day