White Ribbon Day: ending male violence against women and girls

Date published: 24 November 2021

Thursday 25 November is the UN International White Ribbon Day, which aims to eliminate violence against women.

While domestic violence can affect anyone, six out of seven victims are women. One in four women across the UK will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime and, on average, two women are killed by a current or former partner in England every week.

The white ribbon is used as a symbol of a world where women can live free from the fear of violence. It is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. Men are asked to wear a white ribbon, and pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Information stalls will be in place in the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre on Thursday 25 November between 11am and 1pm, providing help and support from Rochdale Borough Council, Victim Support, Safenet, Resolve, Rochdale’s Women’s Welfare, NESTAC, Living Well, LGBT Foundation, Rochdale Connection’s Trust and WHAG.

You can find out more about the White Ribbon Campaign here: www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day

To contact your local domestic abuse unit call the GMP switchboard on 101. In an emergency where there is an immediate threat to life or property always call 999.

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