The Town Council held events at Maison Dieu House and the Louis Armstrong Pub to mark White Ribbon Day on November 25th – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Men everywhere are asked to recognise the necessity for them to stand up and take responsibility in working towards a future without violence against women. The first step is wearing a white ribbon for the next 16 Days of action (until Human Rights Day on 10th December) and making the Promise – never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
The focus of White Ribbon 2019 is on the future and ensuring the younger generation are prepared with a good understanding of the issues and what needs to be done to change things.
Dover Town Council signed up to support the Campaign last year and the 2019 events included opportunities to learn about the Campaign together with the work of Dover Pride, advice on well-being, and a chance to craft your own white ribbon.
More information about the Campaign can be found at www.whiteribbon.org.uk and you can sign the promise and collect your white ribbon badge at the Dover Town Council offices.