Thursday, 25 October 2012

White Ribbon Campaign against violence against women

I am supporting the White Ribbon Campaign against violence against women. The campaign culminates on the 25th November with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The aim of the campaign is to get men and boys to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Most men are not violent towards women, however all too often people remain silent about the problem, and through ignoring the problem only contribute to its continuation. According to the campaign, 45% of UK women have experienced some kind of domestic violence, abuse or stalking.

Whenever there is progress in the fight against violence against women we should obviously welcome it, but never rest on our laurels. This is still a problem all over the world, and though there is now a huge awareness about domestic violence in the UK, much, much more needs to be done abroad.

Please visit their website at to find out more information about how to get involved. At least one school in the constituency has contacted me on this matter with the intention of getting involved – I hope the others will follow suit.