Andrew has attended an event in Parliament in support of the White Ribbon Campaign, the UK arm of a global campaign working to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women.
White Ribbon Campaign is an educational organisation which encourages reflection and discussion leading to a personal and collective action amongst men.
Throughout the year, they encourage men to do educational work in schools, workplaces, and communities, to support local women’s groups, and to raise money for organisations that oppose the incidence of domestic violence against women and girls.
White Ribbon Campaign Director, Chris Green, has emphasized the importance of the role that parliamentarians can play in addressing the issue of domestic violence, stating that: “Parliamentarians enter parliament in order to make their community a better place. There is no more important way to do this than by working to eliminate violence against women.”
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I am pleased to join with colleagues in support White Ribbon Day and the work the campaign does with communities across the UK to reduce domestic violence against women and girls.”
“On average, two women a week in England and Wales are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner – the work done by groups like the White Ribbon Campaign is vital if we are to effectively reduce and eliminate such horrific crimes.”