White Ribbon Campaign WRC, UK

men working to end men’s violence against women

  • The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the UK branch of the global campaign to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women.
  • The WRC is unique as the first male oriented organisation to oppose violence against women.
  • While some men are part of the problem, all men can be part of the solution.
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History; What is the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC)?

  • The WRC is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men’s violence against women. It relies on volunteer support and financial contributions from individuals and organizations.

How did the WRC get started?

  • In 1991, a handful of men in Canada decided they had a responsibility to urge men to speak out against violence against women. They decided that wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men’s opposition to men’s violence against women. After only six weeks preparation, as many as one hundred thousand men across Canada wore a white ribbon. Many others were drawn into discussion and debate on the issue of men’s violence. There are now White Ribbon Campaigns operating in many countries around the world.
  • The UK Branch of WRC was started in 2004.

What does it mean to wear a white ribbon?

  • Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
  • Each year, we urge men and boys to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks, starting on November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women

What are the goals of the WRC and how do volunteers accomplish these objectives?

  • We are an educational organization to encourage reflection and discussion that leads to personal and collective action among men.

Throughout the year, we encourage men:

  • to do educational work in schools, workplaces and communities,
  • to support local women’s groups,
  • to raise money for the international educational efforts of the WRC.
  • We distribute Education and Action kits to schools and we maintain a website. We speak out on issues of public policy.

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