Flintshire County Council marks White Ribbon Day to end men’s violence against women
Flintshire County Council has once again shown their support to the White Ribbon Campaign for an end to violence against women.
White Ribbon Day is marked around the world is the largest global initiative to end male violence against women by calling on men to take action to make a difference.
Flintshire County Council Members and officers have been wearing white ribbons to promote awareness of the campaign, which aims to eliminate all forms of violence against women and gathered at County Hall, Mold, today to raise a flag of support. To wear a white ribbon is to pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Protection, Councillor Chris Bithell, said:
“November 25th is officially recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where women and girls can live free from the fear of violence. Wearing a white ribbon is a great way to show support for this campaign.
“Flintshire has been a keen supporter of this cause for many years and has been accredited by the White Ribbon Campaign for the work we do. It is important that, as an organisation, we help to raise awareness by demonstrating our commitment and support activities around this important time of year.”
For further details of the campaign, or to pledge support, please refer to the following link: whiteribboncampaign.co.uk.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or sexual violence, please contact the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800.
Follow White Ribbon UK on twitter: @WhiteRibbon_UK.
Banner held by Cllr Joe Johnson and Cllr Chris Bithell
joined by councillors , council staff, police and fire service
Cllr Chris Bithell, Cllr Christine Jones, Cllr Joe Johnson,
Cllr Dave Wisinger, Cllr Billy Mullin
Aura and Integrated Youth Service employees
supporting White Ribbon Day