White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity that engages men and boys to end violence against women and girls. The charitable organisation is made up of individuals and organisations that want to create a world where women and men are equal – and where women and girls can live without the fear of men’s violence.
White Ribbon Day is 25th November and will launch the start of the campaign, with 16 days of activism to follow, to challenge harmful attitudes and behaviours.
The charity strives to change behaviours and systems around masculinity that perpetuate gender inequality and men’s violence against women, as unfortunately the reality is most violence against women is committed by men.
Did you know?
1 in 4 girls in mixed-sex schools have had experiences of unwanted sexual touching in school
6 in 10 women have felt harassed in the gym by a man
1.7million women experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2022 (ref: whiteribbon.org)
Nottinghamshire Police’s involvement?
Nottinghamshire Police are an Accredited Organisation of White Ribbon UK. In short, this ensures we take a strategic approach to end men’s violence against women by strengthening systems, engaging with men and boys, changing cultures, and raising awareness.
It’s important for Notts Police to support and show solidarity with women and girls across the UK to end violence against them. They need to feel listened to, heard, and understand the police are here to help them.
We are raising awareness of this campaign with the public about domestic violence through a multichannel communications approach. We’ll go through what it is, what it looks like, what to do, and what the police will do to help victims.