Today is White Ribbon Day, Thursday 25 November, and during the 16 days that follow, we are asking all people in our communities, organisations and workplaces, to come together, and say ‘no’ to violence against women.
More than ever before, we need to get the message out that men’s violence against women and girls must end. And that all men can make a difference. #AllMenCan is the leading message this year. It was developed for the White Ribbon Campaign in March when the murder of Sarah Everard brought women’s experience of men’s violence to the forefront of everyone’s minds. It also opened up so many conversations about men taking action and making a stand. As we move towards the end of the year we want as many people as possible, including men, to think carefully and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership would also like to encourage all its members to ensure that they have an up to date, accessible, survivor informed workplace domestic abuse policy to support any employees who may be living with domestic abuse.
The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership website holds a wealth of information, including new pages about workplace policies and support (with links to toolkits for implementation and other resources) and a dedicated web page for this year’s White Ribbon & 16 Days of Action campaigns, including information about a number of free webinars and events during the next 16 days.
Please check it out and share with your networks!
Best wishes, Jude
Strategic Domestic Abuse Manager
Public Health, Adults Health & Care, Hampshire County Council
Phone: 0370 779 7067