Tamworth men are being encouraged to help put a stop to violence against women by pledging their support to this year’s White Ribbon Campaign.
The White Ribbon Campaign is a worldwide movement calling on men to stand together and say no to domestic abuse and violence against women. Its key focus is on educating and engaging with men on these issues. Although this is a minority of men, this violence impacts on thousands of others every year, in all walks of life.
Now the men of Tamworth are being called on to do their bit once more for the White Ribbon Campaign.
Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Each year, the campaign urges men and boys to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks, starting from November 20 and including the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women on November 25. Women often wear them as well.
Tamworth Borough Council’s Community Safety team, staff at the council, police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service staff and other agencies will be wearing the ribbon in support the campaign. Tamworth Rugby team will also be wearing the ribbons and sharing the anti-violence message.
Ribbons can be collected from the community safety team at Marmion House.
Cllr Daniel Cook, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “As men, we need to stand up against violence to women and make a pledge that we will never commit, condone or stay silent about this crime.
“White Ribbon UK was founded in 2007 and the aim of the campaign is to encourage men to stand up against violence to women, to end a culture which accepts violent behaviour towards women, and we would encourage all men in Tamworth to once more join us in this.”
More information on White Ribbon can be found on their website: www.whiteribbon.org.uk