White Ribbon Campaign 2016
Campaign Against Violence to Women 2016
The White Ribbon campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. It relies on volunteer support and financial contributions from individuals and organisations.
Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
Each year, the charity urges men and boys to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks. At 11am on November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, over 1.5 million people will get a message about the White Ribbon Campaign from over 300 social media accounts. For more information about the campaign visit their website or make a pledge.
During the campaign there will be information, banners and ribbons available in Newark Town Hall.
In recognition of the campaign the staff at Newark and Sherwood District Council are being asked to support Newark Women’s Aid by having a collection at the the Christmas Carol Singing event on December 22.
If you or someone you know are affected by domestic violence and you would like advice, information, need somewhere safe to stay or simply want someone to listen, please call the Nottinghamshire 24-hour Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 0808 800 0340 or Textphone (10am-5pm) 0808 800 0341.
Both Newark Women’s Aid and Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid provide support in Newark & Sherwood, their contact details are:
Newark Women's Aid 01636 679687.
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid on 01909 533610.