Rochdale Connections Trust's 16 days of action for domestic violence White Ribbon campaign
Date published: 13 November 2023
White Ribbon - men working to end domestic violence
Local charity Rochdale Connections Trust (RCT) is holding 16 days of action for this year’s White Ribbon campaign, which engages men and boys to end violence against women and girls.
Rochdale Connections Trust supports the campaign all year round and will be hosting an array of special events and activities starting on 24 November.
Funding has been provided by Action Together so RCT can continue raising awareness and extend its work by asking other key organisations to join in and look at system changes needed for the safety of women and girls across the Rochdale borough.
This year’s theme during the 16 days of action will be #ChangeThe Story. As part of changing the story, RCT is asking women and girls across the borough to complete a short online poll about key changes that need to be made to help women feel safe. You can fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/m1XPVDGdYar2fKVg6
The poll results will be presented to Chief Superintendent Nicky Porter during a procession for women and girls (men also welcome) on 7 December.
Further events during 16 days of action include a ‘lunch and learn’ session for professionals, a long table event in collaboration with Theatre in Flow, information/awareness raising stalls at Rochdale Train Station, plus additional information events organised by Rochdale Borough Council at the Exchange Shopping Centre in Rochdale and Middleton Shopping Centre.
A car boot sale on 8 October also raised funds £270 towards White Ribbon and Christmas presents for the young people who attend Rochdale Connections Trust.
RCT will also be releasing 16 daily podcasts from men across the borough supporting the campaign on its social media platforms.
A spokesperson for Rochdale Connections Trust said: “Violence experienced by women and girls takes many forms.
“Some behaviours and words may seem ‘harmless’ but normalising them ignores the short- and long-term effects on women and can lead to more extreme violence.
“Being allies with women every day shouldn’t be underestimated - even the smallest actions can affect big change.”
If you know someone who needs support, or you are interested in supporting RCT or the White Ribbon Campaign please contact Rochdale Connections Trust on 01706 345111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a story for us?
Let us know by emailing email@example.com
All contact will be treated in confidence.
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