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White Ribbon Day Nov 25th – Dec 10th


White Ribbon Campaign – 16 days of action

The ‘16 Days’ Campaign is an international campaign that started in 1991. Since then, over 5,167 groups in 187 countries have taken part. The ‘16 Days of Action’ run from 25th November, UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day. The campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against women and human rights. Today, women and girls are subjected to many forms of human rights violations solely on the basis of their gender.

Linked to the 16 days of action is the White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men’s violence against women. WRC got started in 1991 when a group of men in Canada decided they had a responsibility to urge men to speak out against violence against women. They decided that wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men’s opposition to men’s violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

From Nov 25th – Dec 10th, we will be regularly spotlighting films by female filmmakers and storytellers whose films depict violence against women.

Getting help and support for domestic violence

You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone. Here’s some useful advice and ways to contact those who will be able help.

White Ribbon UK is part of the global W

BECOME A WHITE RIBBON SUPPORTER ORGANISATION

White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end male violence against women*.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST OR DONATE HERE 

White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end male violence against women*.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST OR DONATE HERE 

*Violence against women, means “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life”. United Nations (1994) A/RES/48/104

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