White Ribbon Day, an awareness day created by men, seeks to prevent violence before it starts.
White Ribbon ambassadors are male volunteers that engage with other men to spread awareness of violence against women. Ambassadors encourage more men to be aware of their actions and speak up when they see violence or harassment taking place. Men that make the White Ribbon Promise state that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about male violence against women.
You can follow the work being done, and take part yourself, online using this year’s hashtag #AllMenCan or visit the White Ribbon website for more details.
Here at South Essex Homes, we are passionate about raising awareness of domestic abuse and Bradley Staff (our Contracts Manager) is our very own White Ribbon Ambassador.
Help and resources:
National Domestic Violence helpline – 0808 2000 247 or nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Rape Crisis helpline – 0808 802 9999 or rapecrisis.org.uk
Karma Nirvana – 0800 5999 247 or karmanirvana.org.uk (for victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage)
The Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 or mensadviceline.org.uk
Galop – 0800 999 5428 or galop.org.uk (LGBT+ anti-violence)
The Male Survivors Partnership – 0808 800 5005 or malesurvivor.co.uk
Childline – 0800 1111 or childline.org.uk
If you are a man concerned about your own behaviour visit respect.uk.net or call 0808 802 4040