We are supporting White Ribbon Day 2021
The SSCP is supporting White Ribbon Day 2021 on Thursday, 25 November.
The leading message from White Ribbon UK this year is #AllMenCan - all men can make a difference. It was developed after the murder of Sarah Everard brought women’s experience of men’s violence to the forefront of everyone’s minds and opened up conversations about men taking action and making a stand.
On 25 November, and for the following 16 days, we are asking our colleagues across the partnership to demonstrate their support to the campaign and say ‘no’ to male violence against women. We have distributed white ribbons to a number of organisations across the partnership and would encourage as many people as possible to wear one between 25 November and 10 December to show your support.
If you do not have a white ribbon, you can still show your support:
Make the Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. White Ribbon UK specifically asks men to make this promise, although anyone over the age of 14 can do so.
Download resources from White Ribbon UK, including posters to display in offices, digital backgrounds you can use in virtual meetings and a variety of images for use on social media. There are also some videos which you could share across your organisations
Share this information widely across your own organisation and ask staff to join the campaign to end male violence against women.
The White Ribbon campaign aligns with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. This year’s international campaign aims to ‘Orange the World’, the colour to represent a brighter future free of violence against women and girls. In Sunderland, local landmarks will be lit up orange on various dates over 16 days of activisim. Why not be a part of the movement and wear something orange to work on 25 November? There are also lots of digital resources on the webpage (see link above) that you could use on social media and in the workplace.
25 November will also mark the launch of UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign — an initiative of 16 days of activism – concluding on International Human Rights Day (10 December).