Northfield MP Richard Burden joins fellow Labour MPs, including leader Ed Miliband, Harriet Harman and Ed Balls, to observe White Ribbon Day. The day highlights and supports the work carried out by the White Ribbon Campaign in reducing domestic violence.
The White Ribbon Campaign is a worldwide effort, run by men working to end violence against women. The campaign encourages men to work positively in supporting women: to do educational work in schools, workplaces, and communities, to support local women’s groups, and to raise money for organisations that oppose the incidence of domestic violence.
Chris Green, White Ribbon Campaign Director said, “Parliamentarians enter parliament in order to make their community a better place. There is no more important way to do this than by working to eliminate violence against women.”
White Ribbon Day is held every 25th November, to coincide with the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.
Mr Burden said, “Every week in the UK, two women are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner. All efforts to tackle this suffering should be supported including the White Ribbon Campaign which brings men together to end men’s violence against women. To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women I will be wearing a white ribbon – a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”
To find out more about the campaign and their work, please visit their website.