International White Ribbon Day – eradicate violence against women and girls

25 November 2022 is White Ribbon Day, an international day for eradicating violence against women and girls.

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.

‘Our mission is to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes. Our aim is to change long established, and harmful, attitudes, systems and behaviours around masculinity that perpetuate gender inequality and men’s violence against women. White Ribbon UK’s work is preventative, we want to end violence before it starts’

We are raising awareness throughout the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

All men can join the team to end violence against women and girls – that’s #TheGoal.

Click here to find out more and to access resources.

Sapperton Parish Council says: It’s easy to say we support this day, but it needs to be backed up by actions, which is why, as a Parish Council, we are delighted that the National Association of Local Councils’ Management Board approved NALC becoming a White Ribbon Accredited organisation this week.

As part of the day, they released a video featuring men from the sector showing their support for White Ribbon Day, as well as this message from their chair, Cllr Keith Stevens.

They also published a blog by Cllr Kay Wesley, a White Ribbon Champion for Congleton Town Council, on their journey to becoming accredited.