Oswestry Town Council show their commitment to ending male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited

Oswestry Town Council have taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence.

To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Commitments made by Oswestry Town Council in their White Ribbon action plan include engaging with young men through youth clubs, with the community through events, with the Police via the Partnership Panel.

Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK said, "our call to end violence by raising awareness, educating and campaigning to bring about change is greatly strengthened by working together with our White Ribbon accredited organisations. Our partners are able to engage with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls. We are delighted to welcome Oswestry Town Council as one of our White Ribbon Accredited organisations. Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place".

The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Mark Jones said "The Town Council have shown community leadership by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. We know through our work with the police that this is an issue that affects women in Oswestry. By working together, by talking, by showing leadership we can bring about the change that is evidentially needed".

More awareness

More than 100 organisations have received White Ribbon accreditation, including councils, police forces, fire and rescue services, health authorities, housing associations, schools and universities. There is also a scheme for smaller organisations to become White Ribbon supporters.

Individuals can join over 37,000 others who have signed the White Ribbon UK pledge and get more information online at whiteribbon.org.uk.

Follow White Ribbon UK on twitter: @WhiteRibbon_UK

Tuesday 5 October 2021

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