Friday 25th November will mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Statistics show that in the UK, on average, two women are killed by their current partner or a former partner every week.
The White Ribbon campaign, a male led charity aiming to end violence against women are organising an international campaign that aims to place the spotlight on men as positive role models for other men and boys, challenge abusive behavior or language where we see it, and question unhealthy attitudes.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“We will see women and girls across the globe campaigning to end the terrible epidemic of violence.
“I believe men have an important role to play in ending violence against women and girls.Violence against women happens more than you think. It’s mostly committed by men. We won’t stand for it.
In the run-up to November 25th, I want to encourage my constituents to take a stand against violence. Join me in signing-up to the White Ribbon Campaign: I pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.”
Make your White Ribbon Pledge here – http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/makepledge