Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has thrown his support behind this years White Ribbon Day and the campaign to end violence against women.
The White Ribbon Campaign UK was founded in 2005 and is the largest White Ribbon organisation in Europe supporting boys and men to work towards the ending of violence against women and girls in our society by raising awareness, as well as encouraging them to speak out and take action.
Throughout the year, the organisation runs campaigns which encourages men to take part in educational work in schools, workplaces and communities, as well as supporting local women’s groups and raising money for international educational efforts run by the White Ribbon Campaign.
November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, is the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with men and women encouraged to wear white ribbons in a sign of support.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Independent estimates show that one in four women will experience domestic violence and abuse at some time in their lives, this has to end.
“We also know that many victims still keep silent and a major part of the White Ribbon campaign is to raise awareness and encourage more victims to come forward for help and support.
“Breaking the silence is one of the first steps in transforming the culture of gender-based violence and ending it once, and for all.”