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Gateshead supports #TheGoal for White Ribbon Day

WHITE RIBBON DAY 2022

Gateshead Council and partners across the borough are supporting #TheGoal to eliminate violence against women and girls this White Ribbon Day (25 November).

White Ribbon Day marks the beginning of 16 days of action intended to raise awareness and promote the elimination of violence against women and girls. The theme of this year's campaign is #TheGoal, aligning with the start of the FIFA Men's World Cup.  

In Gateshead, over 1700 (1721) referrals were made to the Council's domestic abuse team between November 2021 and October 2022, up 10.32% from the same period last year (1560 referrals).

The national campaign was started to raise awareness of male violence against women, with the white ribbon symbolising the idea of men giving up their arms. White Ribbon Day is on 25 November each year to align with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, when men are encouraged to wear the white ribbon for a week.

White Ribbon Day and the 16 days of action is not only about raising awareness, however, but also marks the opportunity to come together and pledge a shared commitment to action which will prevent men's violence against women.

This year, Gateshead Council has also gained White Ribbon Accreditation, which is provided to organisations that have shown dedication to promoting the aims and values of the campaign and taken action against violence against women and girls.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Chair of the Gateshead Community Safety Board said: "We are proud supporters of the White Ribbon Day campaign every year, but this year is even more important as referrals for domestic abuse support are on the rise in Gateshead.

"We are asking our residents, businesses, schools and organisations to support #TheGoal to tackle violence against women and girls, so that as many men as possible are encouraged to think carefully and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women and girls."

Gateshead Council will be joining organisations across the nation to take part in the campaign and help to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day over 16 days of action.

Please keep an eye out across the Council's social media channels from Friday, 25 November to help share these vital messages.

‍For more information on the campaign, visit the White Ribbon Day website.

WHITE RIBBON DAY 2022
24 November 2022

Gateshead Council and partners across the borough are supporting #TheGoal to eliminate violence against women and girls this White Ribbon Day (25 November).

White Ribbon Day marks the beginning of 16 days of action intended to raise awareness and promote the elimination of violence against women and girls. The theme of this year's campaign is #TheGoal, aligning with the start of the FIFA Men's World Cup.  

In Gateshead, over 1700 (1721) referrals were made to the Council's domestic abuse team between November 2021 and October 2022, up 10.32% from the same period last year (1560 referrals).

The national campaign was started to raise awareness of male violence against women, with the white ribbon symbolising the idea of men giving up their arms. White Ribbon Day is on 25 November each year to align with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, when men are encouraged to wear the white ribbon for a week.

White Ribbon Day and the 16 days of action is not only about raising awareness, however, but also marks the opportunity to come together and pledge a shared commitment to action which will prevent men's violence against women.

This year, Gateshead Council has also gained White Ribbon Accreditation, which is provided to organisations that have shown dedication to promoting the aims and values of the campaign and taken action against violence against women and girls.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Chair of the Gateshead Community Safety Board said: "We are proud supporters of the White Ribbon Day campaign every year, but this year is even more important as referrals for domestic abuse support are on the rise in Gateshead.

"We are asking our residents, businesses, schools and organisations to support #TheGoal to tackle violence against women and girls, so that as many men as possible are encouraged to think carefully and make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women and girls."

Gateshead Council will be joining organisations across the nation to take part in the campaign and help to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day over 16 days of action.

Please keep an eye out across the Council's social media channels from Friday, 25 November to help share these vital messages.

‍For more information on the campaign, visit the White Ribbon Day website.

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