White Ribbon Day Nottingham
November 25th 2020
Male allies of Ending Men’s Violence Against Women and Girls.
While anyone can experience domestic abuse or sexual violence regardless of their age, race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, (dis)ability, wealth, or lifestyle, the majority of victim/survivors are women who have experienced abuse by a man. 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime. Domestic Abuse is the most prevalent form of gender-based violence, with 1 in 4 women experiencing domestic abuse from a man.
That is over 40,000 women in Nottingham city alone!
Unlike domestic abuse and sexual violence towards men (which locally is perpetrated equally by men and women), gender-based violence is underpinned by systemic sexist attitudes in society that can instil a sense of a right to power and control over women. These sexist attitudes are also the flip side to the same coin which has toxic masculinity on its other side.
While there have been many proud moments in the movement towards gender equality in the past few years, it is still important to break down these attitudes day by day and demand equality for all. In fact, as incidents of domestic violence and abuse rose drastically during lockdown, this year’s White Ribbon campaign is especially important. In previous years, we’ve reached around 2,500 men with our City Centre giveaway. But because of COVID we need to find new ways of adapting the campaign so this year we are taking it online.
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Here’s how to show your support for the White Ribbon campaign:
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The easiest way to show your support for the White Ribbon campaign is to wear a white ribbon every day. It’s a great way to start a conversation about the campaign and the importance of male allies in the movement to end male violence against women.
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Local organizations can play a huge part in spreading the word about the White Ribbon campaign and ending violence towards women and girls in our community. By promoting the campaign to your customers, employees and networks we can reach so many more people, and there are ways to help raise money for the campaign too.
Men of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire! You can help to keep local women safe. Nearly 90% of survivors of domestic and sexual violence are women. Locally, 30,000 will experience domestic abuse. 9 in 10 perpetrators of abuse against women are men. Being a...
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