White Ribbon Day is an annual awareness day with the goal of ending male violence against women. Each year on 25 November, men are invited to pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
Stop Domestic Abuse is a regional charity with the vision of creating ‘a world without domestic abuse’ – an aim that echoes this year’s White Ribbon Day theme: ‘Creating a future without male violence against women.’
The charity manages 13 refuges across Hampshire for women and their children forced to flee their homes due to domestic abuse. In addition, to refuge accommodation, Stop Domestic Abuse provides: outreach and resettlement services; Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Services (for high risk victims); group-work; and specialist programmes for young people and children. As well as working with victims and perpetrators, the charity helps the police and many other organisations.
Claire Lambon, CEO of Stop Domestic Abuse said: “At this time of year, we are especially keen to engage the community in conversations about domestic abuse and how they can get involved in ending it.
“We encourage all men (and women) reading to make the White Ribbon Day promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. Together, we can create a world without domestic abuse.” To sign the pledge visit whiteribbon.org.uk. If you are affected by domestic abuse, please contact Stop Domestic Abuse on the advice line number: 0330 016 5112. If you are in the Portsmouth, area call 023 9206 5494.