White Ribbon Day 2021

Join the campaign to end male violence against women. Peter Gray reports.

White Ribbon Day raises awareness about the prevalence of male violence against women in the UK. The now annual event is organised by the White Ribbon Campaign, a global movement of pro-feminist men and boys working to end violence against women and girls.

This year’s event marks the beginning of a 16 day period campaign in which a variety of groups will endeavour to get people in their communities, organisations, and workplaces to come together, and say a resounding ‘no’ to violence against women.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With the tragic deaths of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa still dominating the news in the UK, there couldn’t be a better time for ordinary people to come together to ensure that women no longer have to live in fear.

While not all men commit violence against women, all men have a role to play in ending such violence. Whether through taking the White Ribbon Promise to ‘never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence to women’, or by advocating for change amongst friends, families and colleagues, all men have a role to play in this important campaign. White Ribbon have created the hashtag #AllMenCan to highlight this message.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Other ideas for getting involved include:

  • Getting your friends, family, and colleagues to wear a white ribbon. How many people can you get to don the symbol of the movement?
  • Taking to social media to spread information about the cause using the hashtags #WhiteRibbon #AllMenCan #MakeThePromise
  • Becoming a White Ribbon accredited or supporter organisation
  • Displaying the White Ribbon Promise Poster

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The White Ribbon Campaign was begun as a response to the 1989 massacre of female students by Marc Lépine at the École Polytechnique in Canada. The movement seeks to promote healthy relationships, gender equity, and a compassionate vision of masculinity with the ribbon symbolizing the idea of men giving up their arms.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you would like to get involved in the White Ribbon Campaign or in the related White Ribbon Day, you can access a variety of resources here.

-London's Best Events-
What: awareness day
When: 25 Nov 21
Where: Global
Website: White Ribbon Day